“Have a productive weekend” I called to my friends, age fifteen, as I turned the corner to my house on the way home from school. Now, nine years later, the word “productive” sends a shiver of panic through my body. Those “inspiring” productivity quotes are not for me.
Debating “what makes a writer?” and “who is allowed to call themselves a writer?” used to take up a fair bit of my time. I loved to write, had been writing for years and daydreamed about publication. But I didn’t feel like a writer. The vocation felt distant, far away. Today, things are a lot simpler. Continue reading “What Makes A Writer?”
So, is anyone else tired of hearing people moaning about how girls are “desperate for attention”? I mean, it’s no wonder female comedians and entertainers are so underrepresented; so often women who claim the limelight are criticised for being desperate for attention. Continue reading “Please Stop Saying "She’s desperate for attention!"”
Some days I really struggle to leave my flat and often even my bedroom. Continue reading “Leaving the House”