Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Teenage Emotion: A Semi-Review of SOUR

Since May 21st, 2021, my little corner of the internet has been dominated by love for one 18yr old: Olivia Rodrigo. If you are not on my corner of the internet, let me explain: Olivia is an actress, known for starring in Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series since 2019, which, despite itsContinue reading “Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Teenage Emotion: A Semi-Review of SOUR”

In Search of Meaning: Analyzing the Poem Saint Sebastian by W.S. Mervin

Disclaimer: I am an atheist. I do not condone any of the messages found within this poem but simply believe it to be beautiful and worth unpacking. If you find yourself agreeing with this poem, good for you, but I don’t give a shit. Here’s the poem:  Saint Sebastian by W.S. Mervin So many timesContinue reading “In Search of Meaning: Analyzing the Poem Saint Sebastian by W.S. Mervin”

Join the Writer’s Block Board

Writer’s Block Magazine is looking for fresh, enthusiastic and creative editorial board members! Do you like writing and editing? Do you have any journalistic aspirations? Then join the Writer’s Block editorial board! What/who is Writer’s Block?Writer’s Block Magazine is a student-run magazine at University of Amsterdam. We have an international readership and contributors from acrossContinue reading “Join the Writer’s Block Board”

The Language of Gratitude

Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass discusses various native North American cultures and their wisdom regarding coexistence in respectful reciprocity with nonhuman beings. Kimmerer’s insights of the significance of language systems in defining our perception of nonhumans, and thus our relationship with them, help to shed light on why this relationship is rather unbalanced in theContinue reading “The Language of Gratitude”

Writer’s Block Giveaway 2021

We are thrilled to announce Writer’s Block Magazine’s first ever giveaway. The board has united its powers to curate a a bundle of beautiful prizes: -A €15 giftcard to Waterstones -A handmade Finnish pocket guru by Stella -A feel-good jar filled with inspirational quotes by Demi -A set of handmade earrings by Elis -A playlistContinue reading “Writer’s Block Giveaway 2021”

Flash Fiction Competition 2021 – Second Place: Pity

By Chaakir Benzina You had hoped to avoid me today. Pity.But we deserved each other, didn’t we? Of course. Misery is all we had in us. My coffee had gotten cold by the time we acknowledged it. Too fucking late. Now you’re staring at the window. Must be looking for something you couldn’t find inContinue reading “Flash Fiction Competition 2021 – Second Place: Pity”

Flash Fiction Competition 2021 – Third Place: Guidelines to Safely Using Your Murderous Tendencies

By Tiago T.I. Viergever Let me give you some advice, killer to killer. After all, that’s something we all have in common: We’ve all killed before. At one point or another each one of us, dear reader, has been guilty of some grizzly murder. Or do the critters, so unceremoniously crushed beneath your soles, notContinue reading “Flash Fiction Competition 2021 – Third Place: Guidelines to Safely Using Your Murderous Tendencies”

Independent and Dependant Antigua

An intersectional approach to the racist colonial hierarchies instilled within Antigua’s national identity Britain has irrevocably moulded the national identity of Antiguans. Europe has incessantly meddled with the inner workings of Antiguan society while profiting off of the people they deem as inferior. The inferiority that Britain established and that Europe at large perpetuates isContinue reading “Independent and Dependant Antigua”

Whose Body Is This?

Clutching the steering wheel of my mother’s car, my hands suddenly catch my attention, as if a ray of sun suddenly shone on the muddy backwaters of my mind and exposed the millions of microscopic particles floating in the constant stream of experience. The knuckles poking out like the rounded tops of an ancient mountainContinue reading “Whose Body Is This?”