It’s already been a year since my #PrideMonth 2018 Film and TV post, so I thought I’d share some new series and movies that I watched and loved since then which all include a LGBTQ+ […]
I’ll be honest, I don’t know where I’m going with this blog post, but a recent post Sam Smith shared on Instagram got me inspired and thinking, and I just feel like it needs to […]
Welcome to a new space on Smiling Jay – D.I.Y. I love being creative and making things, so I thought I’d bring that into the blog too with a space for D.I.Y. projects. Valentine’s Day […]
I turned 23 years old this month, and I thought I’d put together a list of 23 things that make people smile – to help spread some much needed positivity and love. Friends and family […]
Someone recently told me that their self-esteem is at an all time low, and asked for some advice. That got me thinking about what I do to try and stay optimistic and upbeat on bad […]
I think LGBTQ+ representation in media is an important way of sharing our stories and giving people something they can relate to. This relatability, especially in young people, is vital as it can help start […]
Positive. Unapologetic. Equality. Loud. Resilience. Love. Celebration. Visibility. All these words encompass what June means to many humans who identify as LGBTQ+. June is ‘Pride Month’, and it’s time we all recognise why this month […]
To my younger self, This is 22 year old you, writing this from the couch on a rainy day. I’m in a new house to the one you’re used to, but you finally have a […]
I remember when I was younger, I had always thought by 25 my life would be sorted and well on its way. I’d have a house, be in a beautiful relationship, have a great job, […]
I turned 22 last month, and around my birthday I usually look back at the year and see how things have changed and what I’ve done in the last 365 days. One thing’s for sure […]
A reminder to always be yourself, even when they try to bring you down.
Happiness is a choice – if you have the choice, and sometimes sadness just is. Embrace feeling everything and nothing, and don’t feel wrong for feeling down – it’ll show you how great the up is.
April 4th, 2017 – what a happy and positive day! The excitement and energy on this day was magical, and to see the pride beaming from graduates and their loved ones was incredible.
With Valentine’s Day earlier this week, I was in awe at how all of social media was filled with an abundance of love and positivity.
We all have so much to be thankful for – and reminding ourselves of this can help us through difficult days. Just don’t forget to thank yourself.
This is the first year in my life where I have no routine or comfort zone, just endless opportunities awaiting me, and I think that’s terrifyingly cool!