Essays

My version of love

I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the cultural phenomenon that is Valentine's Day. There's something mildly icky about panic-buying the same old bunches of roses, boxes of chocolates and cringey cards, paying double for hotel rooms and sitting knee-to-knee with other couples in overpriced restaurants with heart-shaped confetti all over the… Continue reading My version of love

Essays

Relationship status with social media: ‘It’s Complicated’

I know what you're thinking: Arielle, you love social media. You're always tagging friends in memes on Facebook, drunkenly snapchatting your friends singing in ubers, tweeting #JournoRequests and writing excessively long captions on Instagram. Yes, yes, I know. I live in the social media bubble just as much as the next millennial. I probably unlock… Continue reading Relationship status with social media: ‘It’s Complicated’

Essays

How can you enjoy Christmas when you’re grieving?

It's the 10th of December as I write this, which means the festive season is truly underway. My advent calendar is peppered with open doors, the christmas tree is covered with glistening lights, and it genuinely, actually snowed today. If it were any other year, I'd be at my happiest. I'd be excitedly anticipating the… Continue reading How can you enjoy Christmas when you’re grieving?