The music always helps me to express my emotions, pain and anger about this world imperfections

“I became an animal welfare activist about a year ago. I have my own cat, who I adore, but I love all animals in general. I became a vegetarian too as I can’t say that I care for animals but then go around eating them. Nothing against the taste or health, but I couldn’t support it with my love for all creatures. So I help charities to market their causes; and even though I cannot go along to these places a lot, I give my financial and online support where I can.

Outside of my job I’m also in two music bands – the music always helps me to express my emotions, pain and anger about the world’s imperfections and the more people know me and my views the more they could possibly understand and start thinking in more compassionate direction.”

Check out Atashi Tada’s Instagram pages for more on her music:
 @dicepeople and @elysiandivide

The body is weird and wonderful and I want to be able to fix it when it ‘goes wrong’

I’ve just been out shopping at Westfield, and I managed to get through it all without getting angry once. So that’s already my first achievement of the day.

I grew up in Norfolk – and even though there’s not much to do there compared to London, I recommend everyone to visit there because its famous for Dinosaurs and its petting zoo. Trust me it’s amazing.

Right now I’m studying Physio, because… I want to fix people. The body is weird and wonderful and I want to be able to fix it when it ‘goes wrong’. People in my team get injured all the time. I’m big into roller blading so I’m used to seeing falls and injuries. And sure, I’ve been injured myself – i’ve actually broken both wrists. And also, I broke my ankle… on Valentine’s day… how’s that for a treat.

My word of advice: do a good thing every day, even carrying someone’s shopping. That’s what I do. So I have something to feel great about every day.

Simone Clarke, Physio Student

“Please and thanks go a long way…”

  • I just had my Christmas party and it was wicked! And now I’m taking the train to meet my friends for sushi, but I’m about an hour late, or more like hour and a half. And it’s 20 minutes until the next train, but it’s all fine, they know how to have a good time. This time of year is so fun – I can have a work party, take all these cool Christmas items, and now go and drink more with my friends. The lady I work for; love her to bits and at work she is so serious, but tonight I dragged her to dance, and she was loving it!
  • What dya think of my jumper? Everyone loved it, it was definitely the best one there.
  • ..one thing I always say .. Is Manners cost nothing. Please and thanks go a long way; that and a smile. People are so much more receptive when you smile and they are so much more likely to help you out and speak to you. So yeh, everyone should remember – a smile goes a long way and it doesn’t cost a thing. Gotta run, see ya!