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A Benevolent Benefactor

When I gave up my job You were secretly pleased I could see it in your puffed up chest Your barely concealed smirk The days after she came and my funds ran dry I could see the cogs turning Your … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a little girl, and another and another and many, many more. some were of colour, some were white, some were once viewed as little boys, but knew they were really little girls, they knew this … Continue reading

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We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted To Be.

When I was 5 I wanted to be a deep sea diver, I’d gone swimming for the first time, seen the bottom of the pool, found an earring back and decided I wanted to dive for treasure when I grew up. When … Continue reading

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Means tested Child Benefit? You’re picking the wrong fight.

Before I launch into this post headfirst, please let me caveat what I am about to say; I am not an expert in the benefits system, nor government public and social expenditure I am not poor, nor am I destitute … Continue reading

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A hope that one day the fear won’t be waiting for us.

A balmy damp night in August, I’m 22 and for another night on the trot I’m toppling home alone after being out at a club. I’m drunk and I’m wired, my ears ringing from the speakers I’d been dancing too … Continue reading

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The unbearable lightness of being a feminist (or not)

Forgive the following analogy, it sounded clunky even when I’d edited it 15 times, but it says how I feel; my discovering I’m a feminist makes me feel like I did when I got a new (old) car. Suddenly I … Continue reading

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