Category Archives: something i learnt today

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 http://tinyurl.com/6dxnpvx)

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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‘They know how to break all the girls like you’

First things first. I am not Bridget fucking Jones. Some women fear becoming their mother. My mum’s awesome, but we’re pretty different.  That isn’t my fear. What I fear (sometimes) is turning into a heroine in a Jean Rhys novel. Poor, … Continue reading

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Some secrets need to be told

Perzines are funny. A much maligned medium, they can, without a shadow of a doubt, be really,really fist bitingly terrible. They can also be mind blowing, moving and life changing. This has been a month of looking back as everything in my … Continue reading

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Things i do not own

This month my blog posts have been few and far between as I attempt to set myself up in my very own place, and realise that although I am nearly thirty I have never lived independently and still so far … Continue reading

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Depression: a guide for onlookers

A while ago a friend asked me for suggestions for a health workshop she was planning on the subject of being a mental health allie. At first I thought I had little useful to add, but it has become increasingly … Continue reading

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how to make yr place in the world

‘Cause I mean maybe the world would be better if we were all just uncreative drones, No dead childhood dreams to haunt us, a decent job, a decent home, And if we have some extra time we could do real … Continue reading

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