Rachey is a PhD student at Teesside University working on a thesis with the working title of ‘Ladies Pinch Whores Wear Rouge’: Representations of Female Beauty and Cosmetics Use in British Literature and Culture 1848 – 1900. This thesis combines two of her greatest passions: literature and cosmetics. This website will document the PhD process along with other writings about issues close to her heart, including: feminism; mental health; critical theory; music, book and film reviews; and esoteric wisdom. A mixed bag. Steel yourselves.