Author: Poppy Starkie

What it’s Like to Give Blood

Content notice- this article includes discussion of blood and needles – We’ve been talking a lot about blood over at The Nopebook recently. Not in a creepy way, but about blood donation. I’ve been donating blood for a few years now, and it’s one of the best things I do. …

Vaccination is Not Up For Debate – Even for Kat Von D

Last week, a screenshot of an Instagram comment by tattooist, make-up purveyor, and celebrity vegan Kat Von D crossed my Twitter page. In response to another user’s comment to “do your research on vaccines, they aren’t vegan!”, she replies “there’s no way we are vaccinating our baby. High-five to you …

It’s Time to Take Girlguiding Seriously

What do you think of when you think of Girl Guides? Doing your Hostess badge and learning to make cups of tea in a church hall, maybe. Or sewing Mother’s Day presents or gathering around a toadstool to sing songs. But over the last few years, Girlguiding (the organisation that …