Malfunctioning in a Functional World

Trigger warning: mention of mental illness Imagine yourself in another time: you live in a cottage in the countryside, your day consists of feeding the chickens, farming, maybe a little reading and sometimes your friend from a nearby village visits for a conversation. Hold this picture for a second and think about what we, inContinue reading “Malfunctioning in a Functional World”

Food or Foe: A Lifetime Unoriginal

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Eating disorder and calorie talk. If you have ever been around me when I’m intoxicated you probably already know that I have deep rooted eating issues. I am, by nature, an emotional drunk that likes to let every issue in my life pour out of me the moment I’ve had more than threeContinue reading “Food or Foe: A Lifetime Unoriginal”

Ode to Smiling at Strangers

The second glance, the eyebrows raised ever so slightly. The millisecond of disbelief, quickly melting into surprised delight. The little flash of warmth in the chest. “That stranger just smiled at me.” And flustered cheeks rise like bread in the oven.  How about that little gasp in your heart when an especially attractive someone randomly beamsContinue reading “Ode to Smiling at Strangers”

Making Self-Love Seem Cool

Self-love has been one of the most difficult journeys I’ve embarked on. It means something else to each of us; we all have different ways of showing ourselves love, just as we differ in terms of the ease with which we do it. While some people love themselves by default, others need some more timeContinue reading “Making Self-Love Seem Cool”

Unlocking the Dusty Chest of My Childhood Memories

Every person has had a vastly different childhood which has probably shaped some part of their lives today. In this article, I shall attempt to give an honest account (give or take some stylistic flourishes) of some of the most fundamental and gripping memories of my own childhood. Writing down the anecdotes has been difficultContinue reading “Unlocking the Dusty Chest of My Childhood Memories”

Pocket-Sized Prejudice

I’m pretty sure that everyone is aware of the overall frustration that comes with owning women’s jeans, whether you were the one complaining, or you had to suffer from a rant about them. With this point of frustration, I am obviously referring to the fact that pockets in women’s jeans are complete rubbish. They’re wayContinue reading “Pocket-Sized Prejudice”

The Elusive Notion of Home

As far as idioms go, ‘home is where the heart is’ can definitely be seen as one of the more literal ones. No one is beating around any bushes here, you pretty much get what you paid for with this phrase. However, it has always struck me as having two different, although connected, interpretations, dependingContinue reading “The Elusive Notion of Home”

Upside Down Lessons

I spend a reasonable amount of time balancing the rest of my body on my hands. An intricate cocktail of corporal coordination, concentration and sheer willpower, handstands will let you look at the world from a different perspective (heh).  Years of negotiating with gravity in this way have rewarded me not only with an increasedContinue reading “Upside Down Lessons”