Dress Code: No (Victim)Hoods 17/02/22

17/02/22 I have been a victim. Of all sorts. I have suffered, and I do have trauma to tell. I have past instances that I recall sometimes and only in retrospect understand that they led to other traumas occurring. As a woman, I understand I have a different place in society than men. As a [...]

Feed Your Head 17/01/22

17/01/22 I’m skint! Just like most people at the moment. Christmas drains our pockets, rent then comes pinching swiftly after along with dinner and all the other bits and bobs we need to survive - or think we need to survive. I was doing alright; being conservative with my student maintenance loan, going for the [...]

Oi! Oi! Oi! It’s 2022! 17/12/21

17/12/21 Can’t believe we’re at year’s end! Been through a million lives the last three-sixty-five.  I started with Hermit. That life included not leaving my yard, eating, sleeping a lot, studying and being a bit bloody bored. I was encapsulated by the euphoria of feeling quite care free; I had worries but they didn’t overpower [...]

Music Was, Is, Always Will Be, My Life 17/10/21

17/10/21 I found a YouTube channel by the name of The Cozy Representative last week. And I swiftly devoured nearly all of his videos. He does documentary style pieces around the rise (and sometimes fall) of bands prominent in the late naughties/early tens scene and emo movement. When I was in year six, I discovered [...]

Chocolate… But Not Really 17/08/21

17/08/21 You’d call me a nutter if I told you how a cup of hot chocolate helped me get in touch with my creativity. And that statement really does sound crazy. Because it is much more limited, lexically, than the expanse of feeling behind it.  Ceremonial grade cacao is more than a Horlix, however. Based [...]

Getting Ahhht: An Update 17/07/21

17/07/21 Being boxed in ain’t no fun, and this last year has had us fastened up in our four corners for way longer than humans can cope with. In England, the 19th is the date all our lockdown regulations loosen. Wearing masks will stop being mandatory, going out will be easier and sweet freeeeeeeedom will [...]

Is This It? 17/06/21

17/06/2021 For this month’s newsletter I wanted to do something a little bit different. I wrote this piece last year after noting down all of the things I saw when on a walk. It is about loneliness and how it can effect the way we view the world, but also about how the world can [...]

The Cold Makes Me So 17/05/21

17/05/21 Thank fuck winter’s nearly over! This year I really noticed the shift in my emotional stability and happiness as the cold grew stronger and the light dimmer. I’d spent summer and early autumn doing a lot of gardening, yoga, walking, healthy eating, as well as other beneficial activities such as practicing the piano and [...]