Fierce Female of the Week: Joan of Arc

In lieu of my recent trip to France, I want to feature a French Fierce Female that many of you have probably heard of! This week our Fierce Female is none other than Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d’Arc, and Saint Joan of Arc. Joan grew up in a relatively normal household during…

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A Week in France

As you may have seen, if you follow along with my Instagram, I’ve spent the last week in France with my mom and husband. It was a fantastic trip, I loved every minute of it, but it definitely took a lot of planning to be sure it all went smoothly! For any of you who…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Chrissy Teigan

I’m going to go ahead and assume you know who Chrissy Teigan is. Model, author, wife to John Legend, Twitter-user-extraordinaire. Chrissy is one of my favourite people to follow on social media, and I always know that when her name comes up in media, it’s for good reason. She is hilarious and real and someone…

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A Carry-On Packing Guide

Packing to go on a trip can be incredibly stressful if you aren’t prepared. Some of my long-time friends will tell you that when I was younger, I was the ultimate over-packer. I would bring five different bags with me for a sleepover, dragged three large suitcases with me when I went away for a…

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Adopting A Greyhound Part 1: The Adoption Process

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that Jake and I recently brought home a new furry friend. Our retired racing greyhound, Harvey, has now been part of our family for one week and we could not possibly love him more! If you’re interested in adopting a greyhound, I wanted to share a…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Mileva Maric

Who is Mileva Maric? A genius, innovator, and mathematician, who was the second female to ever graduate from the Mathematics and Physics program at Zurich’s Polytechnic school, that’s who! Mileva was born in 1875 of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Serbia, and attended prestigious schools throughout her life, thanks to a wealthy upbringing and links to…

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Justine’s Hair Growth Tips

For the past several years, I have primarily had long hair. I did ‘the big chop’ when I returned from Australia in 2016, and grew it right back out again afterwards. I love having long hair, and I don’t think that will ever change. Since being in London however, my hair has been dry, damaged,…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Estée Lalonde

For today’s Fierce Female, we’re going to be celebrating another Canadian blogger that we love. Estée Lalonde is a boss lady who is independent, real and raw, with an amazing ability to captivate her audience. Estée grew up just outside of Toronto in Waterloo Ontario, and moved to London England when she was just 19.…

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Embracing Weakness

Our culture is obsessed with self-sufficiency. Everywhere we go, we’re taught that we need to be strong and professional. We’re told to show off the good and hide the bad. We’ve developed an entire social media strategy for ourselves to showcase all our accomplishments in a carefully curated profile. I’ve spoken before about how Instagram…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Raden Adjeng Kartini

Another week, another Fierce Female to feature, and this week it’s someone who is known by many as Indonesia’s First Feminist, and a national heroine. It is none other than Raden Adjeng Kartini. Raden was born in 1879 in Java, now part of Indonesia, which was then part of the Dutch East Indies. Raden went…

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