So, first up I should start with some honesty, cause that’s what everyone covets, right? Honesty. Everyone wants it, few people get it, and when we’re given it more often than not it’s about as welcome as testing positive for gonorrhoea then being punched in the face. But what I’m going to be honest about … Continue reading Not on the Priority List.
This essay is for anyone who has battled an eating disorder. It's about how easy it is to fall back into that mindset, especially while wrestling with poor mental health. I wrote it a while back during a particularly bad spell of depression, which was soon a prelude to the return of dangerous eating habits. … Continue reading Eating Your Issues
Intro Note: I started writing this essay about 12 months ago when I found myself falling into a romantic situation with someone that I knew, from previous experience, was bad for me. I kept coming back to it but could never find a decent ending because, in all honesty, as much as I knew the … Continue reading Delicate
None of us are strangers to lonely nights. The ones that sit uncomfortably in the pit of your stomach like a bad meal; those achy, late hours that make you contemplate your own mortality. Those nights where your left hand just doesn’t cut it. Nights where you’d rather have your fingers wrapped around a ten-inch … Continue reading Grindr & The Type of Guys You’ll Meet There.
This week we have been presented with the ridiculous notion of ‘Straight Pride.’ A concept conjured up by a hoard of bigoted idiots who can't overcome the limitations of their tiny monkey brains. Yup. Just when you thought those hetties couldn't belittle us any further, the carousel of homophobic misery spins again. Only now a … Continue reading ‘Straight Pride’
Drama. Feuds. Friendships. Break-ups & make-ups. This is the entertaining, yet debased, moral economy that rules the world of social media. It lords over influencers, YouTube stars and high-profile MUAs with a tyrannical fist. It started with reality TV, and now it’s everywhere. It’s a world where people frame themselves as righteous knights of the … Continue reading Cancel Culture
An essay on battling internalised homophobia, and the road to self-acceptance. My friends will gladly share embarrassing stories about me. Most of these are innocuous enough; entry level humiliations that are ultimately harmless. They’ll rehash fables of drunk me stumbling around like a mummy with outstretched arms trying to hug a disinterested boy to death; … Continue reading My First Drag Show
Falling for a friend is a familiar heartache that so many of us have shared. Every moment in each other’s company can be thick with confusion; you don’t know if you’ll feel one thing, or another. It can cause tension that is neither sexy or sustainable and break your heart with such finality you’re uncertain … Continue reading Falling for a Friend
The first time I ever heard the term ‘eating disorder’ I was around the age of 11. I’d dived into one of my mother’s magazines and in the middle of it was an article accompanied by upsetting images of emaciated girls with folded hands and hollow-looking eyes. I didn’t know what anorexia or bulimia … Continue reading Skinny-ish