“Not like other girls” – gender identity, neurodivergence and internalised misogyny

Image description: girl holding flag silhouetted against sunset Disclaimer: What I describe in this article is inspired by my personal and my neurodivergent friends’ experiences with gender identity. Many neurodivergent people are very comfortable with and secure in their gender identity and the fact that their brain works differently does not invalidate who they are. […]

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A river surrounded by fields and trees.

The day my laptop died

Image description: A river surrounded by fields and trees. I woke up as I would’ve normally, spooning myself a bowl of yogurt and granola as I clicked open my laptop to an infinitely black screen. This morning, the screen remained unchanged for far too long. My granola grew soggy as I clicked and held buttons […]

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We “See You”: The Importance of Representation in sitcoms like ‘Kim’s Convenience’

Image Description: A still from the sitcom ‘Kim’s Convenience’ showing the exterior of the titular convenience store In an  early episode of Kim’s Convenience, a gag is made when one of the main characters, (Janet), her cousin from Korea (Nayoung), and Janet’s two non-Korean friends get confused by the complex linguistic formalities of familial address […]

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Misgendering and the struggles of my internalised transphobia

Image description: a child running with a trans flag with the ground illuminated in rainbow colours TW: transphobia, internalised transphobia, misgendering Disclaimer: this article is written entirely from a binary trans personal perspective. The feelings talked about, whilst possibly shared among multiple binary trans individuals, do not represent how every trans people feels and definitely […]

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The sounds of the outsider

Image Description: Stormzy performing at a festival, with a dark background and red white lights around him.  Much of British culture can be simmered down to the constantly brewing tensions  between the elite and the outsiders that refuse to commit the sin of deference. Even though everything I write seems to conclude with me despairing […]

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On the spectrum

Image description: The autism spectrum infinity awareness symbol, which is multicoloured. I haven’t written this quite a few times. Over time, I’ve found any excuse not to do it. At one time, it was: my partner doesn’t know this about me – they deserve to be told first; then, it’s not worth the effort; no […]

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