Category: Journal

The Passionately Apathetic

15 May 2019

I’ve been thinking recently that there’s a certain sort of person in the world who could be described as “passionately apathetic”. You know the sort, they remain steadfastly disinterested, apolitical and “unemotional”… until they encounter someone who cares about something and is speaking up about it, in other words, someone who is simply passionate. The […]

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Childless Women

12 May 2019

We are just childless women but you like to call us selfish women. While you preach your gospel of family values and hide away in your homogenous houses. Hey, now that the Arctic is melting and now that our planet is dying… where are you? There. We see you. Expelling your energy policing our wombs. […]

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The Creeper

3 May 2019

Those of us who experience the world as women and girls (inclusive of transgender, non-binary folks, etc) know all about predators, in fact it has been my observation that as we age we develop an acute sense for them, that feeling in your gut, that discomfort that’s difficult to express in words but which tells […]

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Rebecca Solnit: When the Hero is the Problem

3 April 2019

Positive social change results mostly from connecting more deeply to the people around you than rising above them, from coordinated rather than solo action. Among the virtues that matter are those traditionally considered feminine rather than masculine, more nerd than jock: listening, respect, patience, negotiation, strategic planning, storytelling. But we like our lone and exceptional […]

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The Climate Crisis and Colonialism

1 April 2019

There once was a time when we thought that nature’s gifts were endless, boundless, for us. The taking and taming of land was our birthright and animals were just things for us to use, consume, abuse. Much of those attitudes remain with us today. When I say “we” and “us” I refer to the white […]

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My Little Trauma

25 March 2019

Some memories spoil other memories. My last memories of you have tarnished all the ones that came before. Even after all this time, the recollections that should be fond are quickly followed by that sick feeling I had when I was so utterly alone, broken and vulnerable with you lying right beside me. I don’t […]

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Face and Body

1 March 2019

As much as I possibly can, I am invested in avoiding the industries and cultures that cultivate dissatisfaction with one’s physicality and mortality. When I was 16, I remember I had already absorbed the message that in this barely blossomed youth, I was at the peak of my desirability. I clearly remember feeling like it […]

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18 February 2019

Why does it make me so anxious to be still? Is it our crowded culture of constant competition? Yes but also. It’s that I don’t want to be back there, isn’t it? Back then. Back when. Small. Silent. An ugly, isolated, unhappy little monster, sobbing and sniffing aerosol spray in the hopes that she might […]

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Grateful Growth

18 February 2019

So I’ve been having a really bad pain flare during this week just passed but I’ve been in very good spirits. Why? Because I’ve realised that these horrible pain flares are now relatively rare, only happening a couple of times a month and this one’s only lasted six days now. They used to happen all […]

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Humiliating Need

17 February 2019

(Content warning, this writing contains a description of sexual activities done within the context of a D/s relationship where a dynamic of consensual non-consent has been mutually and enthusiastically agreed to.) What is the feeling I had last night? You forcibly held my legs open and put your tongue to my clit. You know how […]

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