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…

Coping with life; is CBT for me?

  Life can be bloody hard sometimes. It really can feel like an uphill struggle just to get through day to day existence, let alone the added stress of exams, money or relationships. Recently I started CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). This differs from other types of therapy as its not just a chance for you…

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…