Gilmore Girls, Growing Up and Getting Out

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel. This is just a snippet of the article.] As I write this, I’m a few short weeks away from turning 22, something I am both looking forward to and dreading, because it means getting another year older, but still not having accomplished everything […]

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How to recognise and let go of a toxic friendship

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] Relationships in all forms can be unhealthy, and breakups are hard. Everyone always discusses the heartbreak and unhealthy aspects that can come with romantic relationships, but we never talk about the platonic ones. This article is about toxic (unhealthy) friendships; how to recognise them, […]

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How to Fall in Love Again (and Keep It Healthy)

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] In a post written for my blog (“Heal Dammit, Heal”), I mentioned that I’d been cheated on. But what I didn’t mention was that my ex used to constantly, almost every fortnight, accuse me of cheating on him. He’d suggest that I should […]

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Diversity in Children’s Books & Why We Need to Do Better

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] As I was growing up, the children’s books I read mainly featured white, straight characters all of which could fit under the umbrella term of ‘white cishet’. They portrayed strong illusions of heteronormative (the suggestion or belief that only hetrosexual relationships are normal and that […]

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