CW: this is about non-consensual sex, coercion, rape and sexual assault so please take care of yourself if those are difficult subjects for you. I saw someone tweet something like “if what Aziz Ansari did was sexual assault then every woman I know has been sexually assaulted” and like yeah, actually. — Arnesa (@Rrrrnessa) January […]Read more "Yeah, actually…"
‘There are so many things I want to do and see and write and talk about, and I just don’t understand how all my wild plans for the future can be married with a small thing that needs baths and sleep and feeds. And I’m not just scared because my body will change…but scared in […]Read more "Baby, baby…"
‘Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.’ – Ruth Reichl I’ve decided to jump on a brilliant bandwagon started by ErosBlog and continued by Girl on the Net and other brilliant bloggers under the hashtag #SoSS (Share Our Shit Saturday) and share some of the great writing […]Read more "Share Our Shit #1"
‘Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves’ – Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate Oh my gosh, what an age we’re living through! I don’t think a day goes by without another revelation; another claim of sexual impropriety, another senior figure who […]Read more "Me too…"
‘What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.’ – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Have I told you lately how much I love podcasts? They really are becoming an obsession – entertaining and educational, what more could I want? One of my favourites is The […]Read more "I’m a feminist but…"
‘For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice.’–T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets [Content warning: this is a post about the language used to describe sexual violence among other topics so please take care of yourself and skip it if these words could be triggering for you.] ‘As survivor of […]Read more "It’s only words…"
'Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.'– Mick Jagger I have a confession; I like to touch myself after sex. While my body and cunt are still slick and hot and swollen, I like to run my fingers over them to feel what we have done; to feel the traces that our fucking has left on […]Read more "A little bit more…"