Category Archives: random thoughts

13 for 13, 2013 in lists

I know a lot of folks like to sneer at new year rituals: all the resolutions that never make it past February and the failed promises. But the way I see it periods of reflection are so important: we spend … Continue reading

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I’m telling you stories. Trust me.

The title is from Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion I’ve been thinking a lot about Winterson, because I just read Why Be Happy When you Could be Normal, which is her autobiography, of sorts. It’s an amazing triumph of a book. … Continue reading

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This one is for my younger sisters, who don’t know that they’re my sisters

Recently I’ve been walking around with this niggling rage brewing somewhere in the back of my skull.  In quiet moments the buzz gets louder and I can hear it starting to scream. And I’ve been trying to ignore it, because … Continue reading

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Conversations with our younger selves

One of the strange things about publishing yr own per-zine for going on 10 years (heh) is that sometimes it ends up as a dialogue between the person you were and the person you are now….sometimes i feel like i’m in a … Continue reading

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An open letter to The New Statesman (RE

To the New Statesman – I just want to say… Regarding this We’re watching you. And some of us are not impressed. Maybe it seems totally normal to you to hound your critics ; casting aspersions on their sexuality, getting … Continue reading

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‘you collect yr trust fund baby, and I’ll be a whore…

and we’ll pretend we’re just the same, but, I know, I know, I know” Bikini Kill In my third year women and writing class we’re talking about identity politics.  I have a stupid crush on the tutor, she’s writing her … Continue reading

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It’s not that I hate Christmas; really I don’t…. Lots of people love this time of year and I don’t resent them that, but I also think its worth remembering that this is a time of year when the vulnerable … Continue reading

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