The Blueprint is The Oxford Blue’s arts publication. It showcases creative work in a range of artistic media, providing a space to share thoughts, stories and personal experiences. Issue No. 5—Taste Food is the most important cultural manifestation that we have, because we all have to eat. Magnus Nilsson Recent celebrations of Eid have reminded Read More…
Aunty Annabel (Bella Stock) responds to a reader on how to prevent burnout.
Artwork by Iris Bowdler
“I’m a connoisseur of spending the entire week procrastinating, beginning an essay at midnight and finishing bang on the deadline at 8am before hitting the hay. It’s a technique which has served me reasonably well, though it has probably taken its toll on my sleep and the life expectancy of my long-suffering mother, who is forever fretting about my notorious all-nighters. So when I say, ‘do as I say and not as I do’, I really mean it.”
In her column, Disability Looks Like This, Ellie Redpath examines the negative impact of conservative policies on the welfare of disabled people. From Thatcherite ‘individualism’ to delayed COVID lockdowns, there is a long history of disabled people being treated as an afterthought.
Illustration by Emer Sukonik