The Village

I’m home. After four years of dancing until 6am and walking home in sunshine, cramming for endless exams in the creaking, soft lit library and wrapping myself in a holey blanket to watch Planet Earth with a packet of biscuits in each hand and a bottle of wine on the table, I have returned to…

On self worth; am I good enough?

You are valuable. We don’t tell ourselves that often enough, and sometimes it hurts. We live in a society which convinces us that we aren’t enough. Not thin enough, pretty enough, clever enough, kind enough. Constant academic pressure, airbrushed bill boards and social media comparison will inevitably make our self-belief waver sometimes. But what really…

The TRUTH about sti tests…

  It’s about time someone told you the REALITY about sti tests!  People keep telling you that you should be getting regular checks? Well I'm here to reveal the TRUTH. The truth is, they are painless. They are free. They take no more than 20 minutes. Sometimes, you don’t even have to go into a…

The masculinity of violence

I just popped into the bank to put some money into an account, and it ended up being a bit of a weird and uncomfortable experience. I breathed a sigh of relief as I left the hot July streets of Madrid and felt the cool whir of the air-conditioning touch my sweaty little face. I…

You turned me inside out

  Many different men have claimed to love me, Caressed my curls and held my body close. But you’re the first of them to ever know me, Sifted through a thousand fakes to find me. Look, I wasn’t good before I met you, Nor bad, just lost and acting all the time. You turned me…