Essays

Why failing at adulting actually means I’m winning at life

A key thing you should know about me before we move forward with this blog is this: I am a woman-child. No, not just in the standard millennial way, moaning about how bad life is all the time and requiring constant praise in order to function. Well, that too, for sure - but I'm also… Continue reading Why failing at adulting actually means I’m winning at life

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Why I’m giving up on trying to teach my friends about feminism

"Yeah I completely agree women should have equal rights and opportunities to men, but I'm not a feminist" - said by multiple friends on various different occasions. As much as I seem opinionated and loud, I'm actually really bad at arguing my case, and this is one of those sentences that sends me into a… Continue reading Why I’m giving up on trying to teach my friends about feminism

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Long-term love when you’re a millennial? Wtf lol

I'm only 22, but I've been with my boyfriend, Laurie, for almost eight years. We met at school aged 13, but our memories of our first meeting differ wildly - and neither are particularly good. Me: He was running around the playground with a pot of 'stinky mushroom powder' that his auntie had bought him… Continue reading Long-term love when you’re a millennial? Wtf lol

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‘But you’re so sociable, how can you have social anxiety?’

A good friend of mine recently confessed after a couple of beers that he felt intimidated when he first met me. As someone so easily intimidated by others, I was completely puzzled. "What?! Why?" I demanded. "Because I don't think I'd ever met a girl as confident as you," he told me. I guess this… Continue reading ‘But you’re so sociable, how can you have social anxiety?’