Hannah O'Donnell

22. English Gradute. Londoner. Studying for an MA in Irish Studies.

It is only at the minute that your world starts falling apart you realise who truly gives a damn. It is the people who do not rush in with glue to try and piece you back together, it is the ones who stand silently beside those broken pieces, and listen. It is the people who watch you and when you are ready they help you to lift those pieces back up and put them into place with you. They give you your success by standing at your side, and it is for that, that to those people I am more grateful than they will ever know. 

Well that was unexpected.




Don’t shame the girls who sent pictures of themselves half-naked to their significant others as a way to express eroticism which is healthy and natural… give the people hell who think it’s okay to destroy someone’s trust and distribute those images simply for entertainment purposes. 

Say it again. I don’t think they got it the first time. Too much truth.


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I’m not usually one to go on a rant about stuff like this but I pick up the Metro every morning on my way through Green Park station to work. Today, I pick up the Metro and rather than fold it up straight away the headline grabs me- “Schoolgirl gets criminal record for sexting boy” what? I then continue down the front page to read (in smaller print) that “her boyfriend also received the same penalty after he showed the image to his friends following an argument.”

"Her boyfriend"- to me consensual is the first concept that springs to mind. Secondly "he showed the image to his friends" that was clearly not consensual and yet, the headline reads "Schoolgirl" not "school kids" or even, dare we be drastic here, "school boy". Why in 2014 are we STILL shaming girls and women for having a sexual voice, for being sexual beings? Why, once again are men being dismissed because they are ‘more sexualised anyway’?

This isn’t something I usually speak up about or get so riled about but seriously, stop shaming women for being as sexual as men. Stop allowing young boys to think it’s okay for them to show their mates a photo of their girlfriend because she sent it to them and she’s a slut for doing that anyway and then back this up by headlining her ‘criminality’ and not his as well. It’s not right and it’s not fair.


This was my favorite part of the whole season.

This just made my night. Best ending to a series ever.


This was my favorite part of the whole season.

This just made my night. Best ending to a series ever.


I’m thankful for all the different ways I can eat potatoes

If my life could be summed up in a post, it would be this. My Irish family and ancestors would be so proud.

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And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive.

—I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

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There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us.

—CBS’ Scott Pelley, commenting on our shared humanity, after the missile attack of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (source)

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