Fun fact time, readers. Did you know that my real last name isn’t actually Walker? It turns out I’m not the hallmark example of British heritage with my very English last name. It’s actually Walkowiak. Spelled with two Ws, but pronounced like a v. Walk-O-vi-ak. Most resources that I’ve found…


How do cultural interactions shape the identity of a place or people? Anyone living in North America — The United States in particular — feels right at home with this concept. Even I, with my minimal travel experience (that is not aging well in my secret quarantine bunker), can recognize…


Why the world has always been terrified of childfree women.

https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2020/supreme-court-and-abortion-rights

Amidst the overwhelming panic of the pandemic, issues such as a woman’s right to choose and the state of abortion in the United States have flown below the radar for much of the past year, making what normally would have…


(No, it’s not actually going to be about the cake, but I’ll fit it in there somehow).

Now, all we need is an evil witch on this bridge, and we’ve got ourselves a Grimm brother’s fairy tale! (https://www.vbt.com/blog/flora-black-forest/)

Many greetings to you from (yet again) my top-secret COVID survival bunker! At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if any of my readers are wondering whether or not I even get out…


(but really though, I’m not complaining)

This is the most American photo I’ve seen in a while. https://statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/national-us/state-holiday-event/american-holidays

Now before I begin, I want to make one thing clear, dear reader; I love dessert. Always have, always will, and have never fully mentally processed that sugar and butter have no nutritional value. I would sooner never eat any food on the savory…


Please don’t ban me I still want to eat your food

“Beauty has no age. Fertility does.” Sure, but your sexist and fascist past clearly has no expiration date. (https://osocio.org/message/italian-government-declares-fertilityday/)

Salutations, dear reader! As I sit here in my fortress of COVID-free solitude, enjoying some penne lisce from a box and canned tomato sauce, I can’t help but yearn for the chance to indulge in some authentic Italian pasta…


Guess who’s been stuck at home for the past year? https://blog.wego.com/how-to-still-travel-despite-the-coronavirus-crisis/

Good day, fine reader! This is coming to you very much not live from my very own secret bunker, of which I have been residing in for almost a year now. Nothing like a pandemic to make even the most obstinate introvert a victim of their own consciousness! I am…


Statue of Constantine the Great, York.

For a country well known for its far-reaching past and vibrant history, England is much older than we often give it credit for. Before the stereotypes about tea and biscuits, the London Bridge, and even the dear old Queen of England herself, the geographic area known as England was occupied…

Gwenan Walker

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