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A blog by Dr Sara Thornton

  • Facing the fires: when they consume more than peat

    November 7, 2019 by

    We need to talk about the mental health impacts of Indonesia’s peatland fires. Sebangau Forest in Indonesia was were I found exactly what I wanted to do, and it has also been a place of great personal growth over my years returning to it. I was only 19 years old when I first came to… Read more

  • Review of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

    October 24, 2019 by

    On the 4th of June there was a screening of the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch in Leicester city centre. These are my reflections, which I have been sitting on for a little while. Anthropocene was an ode to large machinery. A glorification of the ‘human dominion’ of the world. With a dangerously lacking message,… Read more

  • On being a twin

    October 23, 2019 by

    Having a witness saves me. And she made me set this blog up. Finally. Let me start by introducing her: Jessi Thornton is my other soul-half, a community organiser and all-round badass artist. I feel incredibly lucky to have a twin sister, as without her I’m not sure I would be where I am now.… Read more

  • Welcome to my blog

    October 23, 2019 by

    I will be writing about academia, mental health, navigating this world as a woman, and other experiences. Some posts may be venting, others musings, others sharing things that I find helpful – we will see what else comes along! I hope you find something here that is positive, that helps in some small way. You… Read more

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