Can you Adam and Eve it?!

(That’s Cockney rhyming slang for believe it.) There’s quite a well-known book known as the Holy Bible, the introduction of which I’d like to discuss. I’d like to point out before I begin that no, I am not Christian, but I do study the religion for my GCSE course, and make an effort to treat […]

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the loss of important components

“think it’s gonna hurt?” they gripped hands and took a joint, feverishly apprehensive glance over the edge -maybe the boy in that story never considered that perhaps the sky wasn’t falling but rather the things the sky needed were falling from it, like a car losing it’s steering wheel and engine but otherwise remaining whole […]

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Looks (don’t) matter

It’s become a common habit in modern times, particularly as we are in an age of body acceptance, to say that your outward appearance does not matter and that it’s the “inside that counts”. As much as I am all for body confidence and an end to shaming people, I despise that phrase. It may […]

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My clothes, my hair, my face

I can think of countless songs that use the above three aspects of a person to signify how much they’ve changed themselves (see, for instance, Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen: wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face). Often the idea is about changing for somebody, looking at If You Can’t Hang by […]

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Nothing to say

I can sit and stare At my page all day Worry the most About writing a post I can rack at my brains And beg my heart for words And still I have nothing to say.

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The Cannibal

show me my whole life from the womb to the morgue my skin will still not stay clean enough for all that long there’s an old kind of hunger in me a starving ancient cannibal screaming from my throat of the emptiness of his deflated belly he needs to see blood; he beats my insides […]

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I’m dead, your honour

Honour killing: noun the killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonour on the family. Honour killings are most common in Bangladesh, Great Britain, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Pakistan, Morocco, Sweden, Turkey, and Uganda. They are committed when dishonour has been brought to the […]

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Something like this

something like a letter to yesterday’s me it sits well on you, the anger, like a tailored jacket. it’s a fascinating cocktail that you’re made of: the way you grit your teeth and harden your face is so your fathers, and your onyx eyes and they way they soften at the sight of your little, […]

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Wrong body, sorry

The most common way for transgender people to describe their identity when coming out is to say that they were ‘born in the wrong body’. Those who are transphobic, or simply just ignorant, often don’t understand this and say that it can’t scientifically be possible: in simple terms, they are wrong. The explanation below refers […]

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