Recently I went to the cinema with my father and sister and we watched Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Not to be confused with the middling and irreverent 2010 comedy Happythankyoumoreplease, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is an indie drama film directed by Eliza Hittman about a 17 year old girl named…


I am an avid thrift shopper. Ever since I was a young kid, I have memories of my mom finding old furniture and random knick-knacks in back alleys, hanging off of fences and on the beach. Rings, sofa beds, carpets, sunglasses, you name it. My mother loved finding pre-loved treasures…


We are living in an unprecedented time. Our future is unclear, and our fragile grip on the world is threatening to be lost entirely. Though of course we have read about viruses and diseases ravaging the human population in history, never in our lifetime have we experienced a pandemic that…


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I think the term “Alcoholism” makes people really uncomfortable. Especially when it’s talked about in a real, open, and vulnerable way. We’ve all seen the “wine mum” memes, where drinking excessively is praised and normalised. It’s fun and commonplace to joke about losing your keys and wallet the night before…


I’d heard of bad trips before, but I put them in the realm of other impossible things I could never imagine happening to me, like being in a plane crash or becoming paralysed. I knew those possibilities existed, of course, but I felt somehow exempt.

The very definition of a…

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