One very difficult thing to do, for anyone of any marginalised orientation or gender identity, is coming out. Whether or not to do it, how to do it, when, where, and to whom? There's a lot to consider and it's no easy task. Since coming out as asexual is a little bit different to other … Continue reading AAW: Advice on Coming Out
The queen of UK YA has done it again. Holly Bourne's new book, The Places I've Cried in Public, is her most powerful story yet. It follows Amelie as she retraces the steps of her relationship with Reese, specifically all the places he made her cry. This is a brilliant and heartbreaking book about abuse, … Continue reading Review: The Places I’ve Cried in Public
On the threshold of a new year, it's very easy to proclaim that this year will be different. 'New year, new me' as they say. But change doesn't happen overnight, you have to build new habits and work hard to achieve your goals, and many resolution-setters only focus on the end goal, and not what … Continue reading New Year, Same Me
Anyone who follows this blog (so, mostly my parents) will have noticed I've been on a bit of a hiatus lately. There have been a number of contributing factors for this, but the main one is The Breakup™. About a week after my last post on here, my almost-three-year relationship came to a somewhat abrupt … Continue reading And We’re Back!
A few months ago, I did something crazy. I handed in my notice at my exciting book-related marketing job, and took a part-time position at a shop near my house. Why would anyone take such a giant, seemingly backwards, step like that? It all started back in January of last year, when I received a … Continue reading Why I Quit My Dream Job To Work Part-Time
Last year I made a pretty bold move style-wise and dyed my hair pink - and it is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've never been one for styling hair; I can just about manage to put my hair in a ponytail. But when it comes to colour, I love using hair … Continue reading Pink Hair, Don’t Care