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

‘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?’