Christmas is a joyous time of year filled with laughter, food and lots of presents (and maybe a few glasses of eggnog for good measure). But for many people, Christmas can be a time of loneliness. Perhaps their loved ones have passed on or moved away, or they have been cast out onto the street. … Continue reading Blue Christmas: What to Do When You Feel Lonely During the Holidays
Being single gets a bad wrap — and, yes, that horrible Christmas pun was intended. For some singletons, the holiday season gives rise to feelings of loneliness, as it seems that the *entire* world is in love, happy and celebrating winter’s most special days by holing up and reproducing like little festive rabbits. If you can … Continue reading The Best Christmas Gift of All? Being Single.
We are living in an age in which crying in public is seen as hysterical, wrong and downright annoying. People turn to stare at you but, when they see the tears start to fall, they immediately turn up their noses and let out disconcerting sighs. Well, do you know something? Crying, shouting, bleeding, sneezing — … Continue reading They Call Me “Cry Baby” — But I Don’t F***ing Care
I moved to the UK in September of this year and with me came my many daydreams of what British people are like. Some of my notions were based in fact. I’ve been to England before, to be fair, and tried my hand at bagging an English boyfriend whilst I lived in Madrid a few years … Continue reading It *is* Too Late Now to Say Sorry
Just before that EU Referendum in June, BBC one aired a controversial documentary entitled Last Whites of the East End. Yes really, they did. Six months on and heavily ensconced in a post-Brexit Britain, two writers from very different ethnic backgrounds attended a two-hour lecture given as part of Kingston University’s four-day Race and Ethics … Continue reading White. Working. Class.
I’m a little bit paranoid in writing this post, as I have recently taken my NCTJ Law Exam and am afraid of a defamation suit. However, no one will reasonably be able to identify the person I’m about to describe. In fact, *I* would be pressed to come up with a description beyond some general … Continue reading Give Up the Ghost
As everyone knows, the US President-elect is Donald Trump. Many have heard about how awful and unfit he would be as a president, yet American voters somehow thought otherwise. As an American, I think this only shows how uneducated America is as they voted for a man who can’t overlook his own ego and wishes … Continue reading What Trump’s America Will Look Like: His First 100 Days
You’ve heard by now that America’s esteemed population of over-privileged, undereducated white males (and some females, UGH) just put Donald Trump into the White House. This likely means my country will regress monumentally in terms of social and diplomatic issues; the economy will once again favor the richest of the rich. I don’t want to give … Continue reading My Vagina’s Last Day.
It’s not every day that I feel as though I have something in common with Taylor Swift...
I’m pretty sure I say this every time it’s a holiday, but, SERIOUSLY, Halloween is my FAVOURITE holiday of all.