No shame in this house

“A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she’s a tramp.” ― Joan Rivers *Stretches and cracks knuckles* Oh, I have some opinions on this! I have a confession to make: Back in my formative years, I very much held this way of thinking. That women …

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My job is not solely to reproduce

CONTENT NOTE: Contains mentions of the following: forced childbirth, abortion, miscarriage, religious fundamentalism, purity culture, sexism and transphobia. Reader discretion is strongly advised.  It's the question many women and uterus owners get asked and whichever way we answer, are scrutinised for it: 'So, when are you having children?' Having children is something many of us …

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How to be a woman 101

CONTENT WARNING: Contains triggering themes relating to sexism, victim blaming, physical and sexual violence. This piece is designed to provoke thought and be a very sarcastic social commentary on some of the bullshit I've (and many others) heard over the years, in the style of a spoken word piece. This piece does not reflect any …

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Regretting and forgiving

CONTENT WARNING: Mention of relationship abuse, mental health and physical illness. Reader discretion is advised. I like to think I approach life without regrets, but I'd be lying. I've said and done things I deeply regret. Especially when I was experiencing post-traumatic stress in my late teens and early twenties, when I was quick to …

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