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  • “No” Is A Full Sentence

    April 13, 2021 by

    Let’s talk about that famous ‘no’ word. It’s simple, powerful, and yet somehow often ignored. Now, I’m talking purely from a woman’s perspective, because I’ve never lived as a man (shocking, I know.) So, forgive me if this sounds sexist or like I’m generalising men, because that is not my intention. Not all men are… Read more

  • Mr Puppeteer

    January 30, 2021 by

    One month – that’s all it took. Four weeks, thirty days, to see a new romance with a seemingly nice and normal guy sour to a tumultuous storm of intimidation, emotional manipulation, volatile emotions, and controlling behavior. One month, and you became my puppeteer. And I, a slave to your emotions. It happened quite suddenly.… Read more

  • Fly Free

    September 13, 2020 by

    It happened gradually. So gradually, that I didn’t even realise it was happening until I was unwittingly set free. Cages – used to keep animals and people controlled. These days you can find beautiful ornate bird cages, with intricate detailing so beautiful that you forget its original purpose. That’s the kind of cage I imagine… Read more

  • Before the Train Hits

    June 6, 2021 by

    I’m going to paint a picture for you, and I want you to really immerse yourself in it. Imagine standing in the middle of a train track, with a rope almost cutting into each arm as it’s pulled taught and tied to a column on each side. You’re in the middle of no where.You have… Read more

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