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Why are you so bothered?

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“Why are you so bothered?” This is a question I have found myself asking more and more each day over the past year or so. Who is it that I am asking this question to? Well, mainly young cis males on social media platforms. The reason I’m pushed to ask this question so frequently is that every single day I log onto one of these apps, namely Twitter, I see at least one post that […]

When am I a woman?

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We grow up as girls and turn into women. Like a butterfly emerging from it’s cocoon we all of a sudden reach an age in which we wear tailored trousers, a crisp white shirt that we somehow manage to never spill our perfectly green, lush salad lunch down. Sitting poised with coffee in hand and structured blazer sat confidently across our shoulders that are held up by perfect posture. A slick ponytail of glossy hair […]

A morning with myself.

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I touched every inch of my body I could reach today. Not in a sexual way. But a sensory way. I was kind and generous with my touch. Using my fingers as paintbrushes to gently graze the surface of the skin that wraps my consciousness up. Cocooned in a shell that isn’t appreciated by its owner. I felt every smooth patch to every rough scar, raised tattoo and stretch mark. Allowing it to happen. Appreciating […]

You haven’t always been this way.

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You haven’t always been this way You haven’t always been this way. Sweetheart, you need to remember that you haven’t always been like this. You haven’t always wanted to hide yourself away under a mountain of duvets and press them into your mouth so no one can hear you cry at night. You haven’t always been anxious about getting on trains or going to new destinations, hell, at one point, your heart burned for adventure […]

A-Z of Being Female: D is for Dating

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“A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.” – Mandy Hale I’ve been there; wishing I could stroll in to a book shop in Notting Hill and immediately fall in love, hoping that my male family friend in the Christmas jumper would see the beautiful Bridget in me, considering becoming a prostitute in the hope one of my rich clients […]

Mental health awareness week should be mental health acceptance week.

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It’s mental health awareness week – I think the main issue is that everyone is well aware of mental illness, it’s being accepting of it that’s society’s issue. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing more reassuring to see your friends post about how they also struggle with poor mental health, or those offering an ear to listen to your problems. But this means very little if everyone has fair access to mental health services, […]

A-Z of Being Female: C is for Careers

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“’What’s your favourite position?’ ‘CEO’” – Lauren Conrad My first ever job was a cameraman. I was about six years old and it was to assist the aspiring director who trained me on the job – my 8-year-old brother. It was a challenge; we had limited props and an under-qualified cast member (my Dad), so the films were not exactly going to be plastered all over the box office. After being sacked due to lack […]

What Normal People teaches a Survivor.

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Normal People premiered on BBC iPlayer this weekend, and it is no surprise just how much people love it already. I read Sally Rooney’s novel back in 2019, and finished it in one sitting; I was in love with it all, the plot, the setting, the characters. I could easily dedicate a whole piece just to how beautiful Connell’s eyes are, or how the backdrop of Dublin was perfect for the evolution of both characters […]

A-Z of Being Female: B is for Bodies

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“Girls have got balls. They’re just a little higher up, that’s all” – Joan Jett I was on my bed; half curled up in my sunflower duvet, half leaning on the windowsill cluttered with photos of my school friends and half-eaten Pic N Mix bags. I was pretending the raindrops streaming down the glass were in a race to get to the bottom. I was bored, moody and feeling extra sorry for myself. All that […]