Vaguely Vegetarian

This needs to be said before anything else: this post is absolutely not intended as a criticism of people who eat meat, or other animal products. I don’t think being vegan/vegetarian makes you a good person, and I don’t think eating meat makes you a bad person. Everybody is different, everybody has individual circumstances and …

On Being Bi

Recently I was having a conversation with some friends and Partner about a play with a premise I thought sounded really interesting. It centres around a lesbian couple, one of whom comes out as trans, causing her partner to have to re-evaluate where she stands in their relationship and how her feelings are affected. We …

NaNoWhatNow?

Do you think you could write 50 000 words in a month? Or, perhaps the more pertinent question, would you even want to? I’ve heard a lot of different thoughts on NaNoWriMo since I first encountered the idea a few years ago, and I feel like most of them have been positive – variations on …

Choosing Your Self

How do you decide which version of yourself to be? Not just at any one time or on a particular occasion, but in general? There are a few reasons why ‘just be yourself’ is often completely useless advice, but for me one of the main things that springs to mind when I’m told that is… …

Getting Weddinged

A beautiful princess gown, trailing flowers, an angelic chorus singing you down the aisle while friends and family wipe teary eyes. The stereotype suggests that, as a woman, I’ve spent my whole life planning the perfect wedding down to the smallest detail. Well, to quote my favourite Lonely Island song, “That ain’t me.” Absolutely no …