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Lucy Farrington-Smith

Actor, writer and full-time coffee drinker

Lucy is an actor from the UK who, when not pretending to be someone else, likes to flounce about writing words for people to read. Fuelled by coffee, she’s a quintessential Brit with a penchant for queuing and apologising. She’s sorry.

Can You Hear It?

We can't judge people for being loud, or noisy, or throwing messy energy around like confetti at the wrong time. Tolerance is something I'm working on, and it's something we all need a little more of. And, as much as I wish my exterior matched my interior, it doesn't, and it probably never will. So, I'm trying not to see people as one static image, and I hope you will try, too - because you never really know what's happening inside beneath it all.
28/06/2017 12:54 BST

The Breakdown Of Gen-Y

Hike up the contrast; toothbrush the dark areas; make it bright, brighter, brighter still until you have to turn down the brightness on your phone display because it hurts your eyes to look at. You've got to blind your followers with your ultra-luxe life. Make them swoon. Make them envy you. A whole 623 people are counting on you to do this. Don't stop now.
23/02/2017 16:52 GMT

A Letter To My Twelve-Year-Old Self

If you look at the photographs taken on my very first flip-phone, amongst the chunks of too-big pixels you'll see that, together with my too-short fringe, I embraced all the great 00's beauty trends.
11/01/2017 13:38 GMT

We Need to Talk About Consent

Consent is as simple as saying yes or no. It doesn't matter if you are single, because that <em>doesn't mean yes.</em> It doesn't matter if you accept a drink, because that <em>doesn't mean yes.</em> It doesn't matter if you smile at someone, because that <em>doesn't mean yes.</em>
02/08/2016 17:24 BST

How to Start Again

Anxiety makes you believe the unbelievable. The <em>impossible</em>. The bang-your-head-against-the-wall stupid. But to you, it can seem as real as anything, as routine as a heartbeat. And if today I experienced my first steps again for a second time, I'll learn how to start again.
19/07/2016 17:06 BST

Stop Slandering the Single Life

If we scroll through our Instagram feeds, we find pages dotted with posts that quietly slander the single life. We find parodies illustrating solo Netflix binges; empty sides of a bed and screenshots documenting how we get more notifications from Apple about our iCloud being full than we do actual messages.
05/05/2016 11:44 BST