The author writes about how navigating the world as a young person comes with a sense of confusion and frustration.
Childhood: Gloriously Found and Tragically Lost
When you are a kid, you feel life as you know it is the only kind of life out there. You feel safe and content. What we lose when …
Why It’s Time to Bin the ‘Surprise Party’ Ritual
'We should have the space to contemplate, if needed, instead of worrying about scrubbing spilt beer and clearing crumbs of chips off couches.'
All of Us Should Be Able to Live Like ‘Peep Show’’s Jeremy
The British sitcom 'Peep Show' depicts the life of a 2000s unemployed guy who lives comfortably. Today, austerity has all but destroyed the possibility of such a slacker lifestyle …
The Terrible Secrets of Growing Up
'Maybe all of life is yearning, to feel the same way you felt at 13, never knowing that sometimes dreams wilt away in the heat.'
Will the Real Parent Please Stand Up? Why It’s Not Okay To Use Our Children To Heal
Every time my daughter comforts me, I am unintentionally giving her a raw glimpse into adulthood and causing trauma that she may not even realise until later.
I Look at Me and Realise That It’s Not Me
When did I grow so much? How did this happen so suddenly? Is sudden the correct word for it?