Category: Topical

What Anxiety Feels Like

I was originally writing the piece that follows as the initial stage of some cognitive behavioural therapy. Last Monday (the 11th if you want to be specific) I’d been feeling pretty anxious and my head was acting the eejit so I said I’d try and sort it out, as I would do quite often. After […]

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“You’re a F*ck Boy”

“You’re a f*ck boy.” No I’m not. “Yes you are, look at how you dress!” What’s wrong with my clothes? “F*ck boy clothes. Look at your shoes, man.” What? “And your drink, that’s a f*ck boy drink.” Oh, okay then. “I’m still not decided. I can’t decide if you’re a f*ckboy or not.” Cool. These […]

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Masculinity Isn’t Toxic

Culture is a weird thing. Culture changes. It’s different across the world, but the idea of culture is permanent. It’s inherent. Culture is something we do, us humans. Culture is basically whatever is deemed socially acceptable by a particular society. Therefore, it’s subject to change, as what becomes acceptable changes over time, both very quickly […]

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The Fox

A fox slinked across the road in front of me. It was dark. It appeared for few moments in my headlights, in the rain. The fox knew I was there but didn’t have any time for my bullshit, too busy doing fox things It moved exactly as you’d expect a fox would move; it moved […]

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Traveling Alone: Some notes.

You get through security seamlessly. You’re surprised, as you always are, that nobody has checked your passport yet. You wait. Then you wait some more. You ration your phone battery so you can listen to choons on the flight. People queue up. The queue always looks like there are far more people than the plane […]

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Negative Focus

If you ask me 2018 was a bad year personally. Things went… sub-optimally. There were some low periods. My car’s brakes died during that snow storm in March. I was lucky nothing happened there. My hard drive deleted so I had to redo an absurd amount of work for my Masters.  I got injured twice, […]

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