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  • I hate my body but I saved a goat

    May 17, 2022 by

    ‘Hate’ is a strong word. My relationship with how my body looks fluctuates with my moods and is complicatedly enmeshed with my sense of self-worth, but at the same time at odds with my rational adult brain. Of course that would have made for a very long blog title. Besides, you’re probably here for the… Read more

  • Adult ADHD: making friends with my scattered mind

    May 13, 2022 by

    Like most people, I always thought attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was for unruly schoolboys who couldn’t sit still. That was until I was tasked with writing a blog post about ADHD for work in 2017, and for the first time ever, everything (and by everything, I mean the whole internally chaotic, isolating experience… Read more

  • How to be a digital nomad without getting back pain

    May 2, 2022 by

    Picture this. You’re sitting in your refurbished camper van (complete with Scandi-wood paneling, LED spotlights and a sheepskin rug you bought for a hilariously huge amount of money at a farmer’s market). Your unrealistically good-looking partner has just brewed up a coffee on the gas stove. You’re sipping it in a earthenware mug, gazing out… Read more

  • A taste of life on Terceira, a Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic

    March 29, 2022 by

    Four volcanos make up the island of Terceira in the Azores archipelago where I’ve been living for the past month. One is reassuringly dormant, three are less reassuringly active. Just across the water in Sao Jorge, residents wait with packed rucksacks for instructions to leave in case the thousands of earthquakes they’ve been experiencing this… Read more

  • I was always a bit frightened of my vagina

    March 8, 2022 by

    Or maybe I was frightened of the things that were supposed to come in and out of it, like blood. Other liquids of varying viscosity and colour. Tampons. Penises. Entire babies. For a brief time, I convinced myself I didn’t have a vagina at all. I was 12, attempting to use my first tampon. How… Read more

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