LIFE, OPINION

Overstimulation, COVID-19, and Moving On

Featured Illustration: Bailey Mariner / Verywell Life before COVID-19 is difficult to remember. It is easy to say the pandemic has changed me and equally easy to argue that anything and everything changes people. But, I would like to propose that the pandemic has been different in this case. To say how much I changed […]

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CULTURE, POLITICS, THE ARTS

King Crimson and the 21st Century Schizoid Man

King Crimson is an English progressive rock band formed in 1968, renown for its experimental style and approaches to music. It is also one of my favourite bands ever — their music definitely isn’t for everyone, but I would encourage people to give it a shot regardless! Their stylistic choices make it so that even […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT, THE ARTS

Nike Basketball | The Window

How do you pick yourself back up after what feels like a devastating loss, miss-step, or mistake made due to a lack of knowledge or experience? For many poor, underprivileged people of color who are trying to make it out, the weight of a mistake feels crushing because it can be the difference between a […]

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OPINION, POLITICS

Journalism: The New Corporatocracy

“Democracy dies in darkness.” The infamous slogan of the Washington Post highlights the importance of journalism as we become increasingly aware of how fragile our democratic institutions are. It’s a phrase quoted by Amazon founder, the newly ordained second-richest man on Earth (after being surpassed by Elon Musk), the second billionaire to go to space, […]

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EMPOWERMENT, OPINION, WOMEN'S HEALTH

Embracing Ageing

I spent the morning at a chair yoga workshop recently, talking about the effects of ageing on the body. While I’m not quite ready to get off the mat, there were definitely pointers to share with my mum and adaptations to consider when aches and pains give me a nudge (as they do nowadays). This […]

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FEMINISM, POETRY & PROSE, POLITICS

Trip

Off to Washington D.C. I go— Because I need to know about Roe. And what is it about Roe you ask?   Here is where I drop my mask.   How Great can this old country be? When it’s obvious you are not free If you can carry a pregnancy?   You can’t get pregnant? […]

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