Taylor Swift: A Modern Sylvia Plath?

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Taylor Swift’s music is adored across the globe. But despite sold-out tours, chart-topping albums and legions of fans, the twenty-five-year-old is still a remarkably divisive figure. People who might be indifferent to Rihanna… Continue reading

this is a poem and therefore you can’t take it too literally and therefore leave my feelings be please

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I kept my mouthwash in for longer than recommended on the bottle
and my mouth burnt and then went numb.
where’s my high five

My body is not your property: Street harassment and the culture of victim blaming

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A few years ago whilst on holiday, I was caught in a crowded tram in Istanbul. It was summer, and bodies were pressed together in the confined space. The odour was stifling. There… Continue reading

It’s Complicated: My unhealthy relationship with romantic comedies

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So, I have been meaning to write this for a while now. The idea came to me on a rainy Saturday night after I got slightly drunk making risotto with some five dollar… Continue reading

Supermarkets Suck

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Skin me, lock me in a cell, force feed me capers, but PLEASE don’t send me to the supermarket on my own.

Schadenfreude, loneliness and instant noodles: My relationship with social media

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Due to a combination of extreme laziness and curiosity, I decided to see how well I would survive without internet for a week. I just got back to my last semester at university,… Continue reading

Disability: It’s probably not what you think.

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Disability, along with feminism, is a systematically misunderstood concept. Ideas of disability are so convoluted, so medicalised that we often miss the harsh reality individuals in society face. The social model of disability… Continue reading

Existential Dread as Ethical Opportunity

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  I always feel queasy when people ask me for advice or talk to me as if I have some remedy for their existential problems. I study philosophy, I must know the meaning… Continue reading

Whatever you do, don’t mention poo: a transition to motherhood

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The first months of motherhood: expectation vs reality

Reclaiming the C-Word

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There is only one word that, if I uttered in front of my Grandma, I’d probably get punched in the face for (by the woman herself). While it’d be hilarious and a fantastic… Continue reading

Race in film: The Transfiguration of Lavender Brown

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The Harry Potter series was was a fundamental part of my childhood. I spent years dragging my parents past midnight to buy the latest book or go to the latest film premiere. I… Continue reading

The Witness

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Zigzagging bodies,  Intersecting lines and Curved spines. Body Geometry The Mechanics of Love and Fucking.   The tremors of a heaving chest, you drank the six pack, even though you were ‘cutting down’.… Continue reading

The Feminist Mystique.

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She drank twelve cups of Goon punch, and then passed out on the lawn in her underwear. She was acting like such a slut, I’m surprised more people didn’t rape her. Why bother… Continue reading

The Birds and the Bees: Let’s talk about sex education.

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Trigger warning: Graphic discussion of sex and sexuality. The Heinemann Encyclopedia gave me my first insight into the mystery of ‘sex.’ I was a precocious eight year old, and read everything I could… Continue reading

The Monster under my Bed

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I sometimes stay awake, gnawing at the edge of my pillow, on the dying skin that peels off my fingernails, on the ends of my hair. I’m trying to sleep, but I can’t… Continue reading