Amy Britton is an opinionated creative writer with a particular interest in Arts and Culture

About Me

Hey! I’m Amy Britton a current third-year history student at the University of York. I am an aspiring journalist with a focus on music writing. As music deputy director at The Indiependant and sub-editor at The Hysteria Collective, one can say I have mastered the ways of editing. Whilst my love of music propels my motivations, I also advocate feminism and breast cancer awareness. When I’m not at work, I can be found huddled on the sofa with cup of coffee, watching Gilmore Girls! I hope my insights into current culture provides you with a new way of thinking. Happy reading!!

My Latest Articles

Must-read Japanese books to sink your teeth into —

Are you tired of reading the same books over and over? Do you want something new and a little odd to add variety to your bookshelf? Perhaps Japanese literature can help with that. With the copious amount of books that have been translated into English from Japanese, it can be incredibly daunting to know where to start. Here are 5 of the best Japanese books to help you figure out which one would suit your tastes. The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (Translated by Jay Rubin and Alfred Birnb

BTS Announce a Group 'Hiatus'

Just two days after the release of their anthology album Proof, BTS has announced that the group will be going on an indefinite hiatus. The grammy-nominated K-Pop supergroup has been dominating charts worldwide for years now and have been working almost non-stop since the release of their album Wings. In past instances, an indefinite hiatus has almost always meant disbandment. However, for BTS, due to the huge amount of success they have managed to amass, can this really be the end of the group

Album Review: Proof // BTS

After the release of a trilogy of English songs over the past year, BTS has returned to their Korean roots regarding the production and concept of their compilation album Proof. The international success that they have amassed over the past few years has allowed BTS to perform at the Grammys and sell-out stadium tours worldwide. The intricate details through lyrics and concepts that connect each of BTS’ releases are what draw many fans to the group. These kinds of theatrics continue in Proof, w

Battle of the Girl Bands

From fashion trends to dance moves, it is no doubt that girl bands have been influencing popular culture for decades. Girl groups have always been a symbol of girl power and offer young people role models to look up to, whilst also filling dancefloors with their chart-topping hits and giving us the perfect ballads to cry in the bathroom to. But which has had the strongest hold over us overall? The four-piece girl group from South Korea has been taking over the globe since 2016. Members Jennie,

Track Review: Beg for You // Charli XCX feat. Rina Sawayama

It feels as if this collaboration between Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama has been manifested by fans for a while now and has finally come to fruition. With both artists holding the title of modern ‘princesses of pop’, it is unsurprising that these two artists would band together to create the perfect powerful club track. ‘Beg for You’ is exactly the kind of song that you would expect these Charli and Rina to produce. By sampling the classic 2006 song ‘Cry for You’ by September, ‘Beg for You’ alte

Breast Cancer Awareness: Body Dysmorphia in Connection to Mastectomies

Having breast surgery is often a very common part of people’s breast cancer journeys. Whether you have a single or double mastectomy, it can be incredibly difficult to feel comfortable in your own body after the surgery. While there are multiple options for patients who have mastectomies, the physical changes a patient experiences during and after treatments can cause a lack of body confidence. Research finds that this is especially the case in young people, with questions of fertility and intim

Travelling To: Sorrento, Italy

Being on the southwest coast of Italy, Sorrento guarantees to bring some sun, sea, and spaghetti to everyone’s summer holiday. Whilst still being close to the notable city of Naples, Sorrento offers a more relaxing location for those who enjoy both sunbathing on the beach and learning about the local history. Here are some of my must-see attractions, hidden gems, and culinary delights that you cannot miss when travelling to Sorrento. The ruins of Pompeii has to be one of the most popular attrac

Why Are Young People Being Removed From the Discourse Surrounding Breast Cancer?

The opinions expressed in this piece are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of The Hysteria Collective as a whole. It is the one thing that you search for that you never want to find. A lump. Despite the devastating effects of breast cancer and the very hard decisions that many young people may have to make in the future, young people have been left out of the discourse surrounding the disease. Anyone with family members who have had breast cancer may be at risk of having

Coffee: The Symbol of The Student

Coffee is what is known to be the non-alcoholic crutch for the majority of students. 86% of students report having consumed a form of caffeine on a regular basis, which comes as no surprise due to the copious amounts of work and deadlines that students have to juggle. With stress and anxiety rising among the student population, more and more young adults are reaching for substances that will enhance their academic performance. For me, the first thing I do in the morning is grab a cup of coffee,

I am Hiding Likes on Instagram and Here is Why

Growing up in the age of social media has been damaging to many young adults, including myself. Throughout my entire time at school, my worries were dominated by popularity. I was always worried about the way I looked, my weight and the amount of likes that I would get on Instagram. I often went to extreme lengths to fit what was the social norm and what would make my posts popular on Instagram. Social media wasn’t fun. It was just hours of scrolling and looking at women, who looked nothing lik

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