hold me why don’t you for a short while. 30 minute break. whilst these papers, forced at my chest, barricade my heart. these tasks, without devotion, are meaningless it seems. getting me to places in which i don’t want to be. let me love and shake paper cuts of red, come sweet, slice me up. […]Read more "Being"
I swipe left. Again. It’s now become part of my immediate reaction mechanism – embedded into my reflex arc that the person glaring up at me from my iPhone 5s is untrustworthy, a try-hard and possesses a completely different physical appearance to their first profile photo. But do I give up? No – my poor thumb […]Read more "MY TINDER CRASHED: CONFESSIONS OF A WOMAN IN THE MODERN DATING WORLD"
Often, I’ve thought that we forget the diversity of personalities in modern day society. People are scattered all over the globe, consisting of different races, ethnicities, religious beliefs: and yet we forget about our emotional structure. We all know the frustration when someone doesn’t agree with you, especially if the topic you’re conversing is one […]Read more "FORGIVE BUT DON’T FORGET: DEALING WITH THE RECENT RISE IN HATE SPEECH"
firstly, they looked me in the eyes, but gaze fell as my leg would rise. i cannot be wide apart, owning space, or worship another, be of different race. with pride they peeled the innocence from me, burning my skin with brutal integrity. and your mouth! they said, you cannot expel fire, or need […]Read more "MESSAGE TO MANKIND"
1) WHEN DID YOU START WRITING? My motivation to direct my creativity into words sparked in Primary School. Having been a devoted reader for years, the majority of my emotions were kept under the lock and key of a book: an alternate world in which I could mentally escape. Of course this excludes typical tantrums, which […]Read more "GET TO KNOW: EMILY"