“I spent this morning sitting down and watching #BattleForNumber10 (because hashtags are so in this season).”More
I got my hair cut today for the first time in almost two years. Before that I hadn’t cut my hair in three years. It’s become an accidental tradition that my hair gets cut during transitions – university, graduation, and now a new set of work possibilities. The man who cut my hair was patient,…More
Aderonke Apata! Immigration! Bigotry!
Yesterday the news was covered in reports that the UK Home Office declared in a stunning display of ignorance that Aderonke Apata cannot be a lesbian because she has children. I ended up having a lot of feelings about it since it highlighted a growing issue in our immigration system, and the lovely Autostraddle published my…More
Your Childhood is a Demon that You Hide from Yourself
Content Note: This contains discussion and a video of discussion of potential sexual assault Does anyone remember ‘Chums’? It’s a very British institution, a parody of Friends that was broadcast on ITV as part of the Saturday morning kids programme SMTV:Live. I used to watch that show with my brother religiously because everyone knew ITV…More
Lesbians! Kink! Sidse Babett Knudsen!
So recently I got the chance to chat with my friend Fikri (@metafiktion) about the great film ‘The Duke of Burgundy’ and our review (with an extra special spoilery second page) can be found here: “The Duke Of Burgundy” Is The Lesbian BDSM Film You’ve Been Waiting For Check it out, and also check out…More
For the Love of Politics
I love Politics. Really I do. Politics is great because it replaces all of your boring anecdotes (I genuinely told at least three people last week that someone I knew had met someone with almost the same name as me, and I kept insisting that this was hilarious because reasons. I may have been mildly…More
Cutting the Throat Without a Knife
“When you’re young you develop this rough idea of what kind of person you need to be. There’s a keen awareness that for most of your life you will be expected to both create and maintain a veneer of normality in order to properly function.” More
Charlie Hebdo: Freedom to Defend Nuance and Anger
If we make it so that our definition of a good Muslim is one who believes only what “we” deem progressive then what does that say about us? Can’t people be both angry about cartoons and murder?More
Yearning and Failing in 2015
I yearn for greatness. I want to make something that will last longer in your mind than the time it takes to read. I also hate New Years Resolutions which encourage grandiose plans that never succeed.More