I have a rule - one that's been firmly in place ever since I decided I wanted to write, no matter what, no matter how, no matter what anyone said, one I've repeated over and over, regardless of whether I'm believed or not: I rarely, if ever, publish anything that is currently affecting me. I … Continue reading You Vol #1
Not really. I can understand your desire to protect your child – after all, if they’re being bullied on social media, the problem is solved if they don’t have social media, right? Except, it doesn’t protect them, or stop the bullying: The only thing this achieves is that you effectively dismiss your child’s concerns about … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My child is being cyberbullied. I told them to not go on social media. Is this the right thing?
-- Trigger Warning -- The other day, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days. Yes. Six women were murdered in five … Continue reading Sticks & Stones: Larissa Beilby
Another commonly asked question I’m frequently asked is, ‘Why were you so upset?’ or ‘Why did you let it affect you so much?’, which is okay when it’s coming from strangers or people outside of that time period who weren’t aware of the truth (or, at the very least, pretended they weren’t), but absolutely the … Continue reading The Friendship Break-Up: Why Did It Hurt You So Much? (Part One)
As soon as Netflix dropped Brain on Fire, I immediately watched it – as someone with a chronic disability, the idea of someone else suffering an invisible, unexplained illness, was all too reminiscent of both my past and my future. The movie itself isn’t fantastic – don’t get me wrong, it’s worth the watch (especially … Continue reading Brain on Fire: Review
A common question I’m asked about friendship break ups is what to do when it’s between mutual friends – and what that person should do. Obviously, when you’re caught in the middle of two friends feuding, it’s never fun, and you almost certainly pick sides (even if that was never your intention). For this one, … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: Caught In The Middle
I don’t know when it really started – probably two years ago or so when the hashtag #yesallwomen became a social media phenomenon – but the statement “not all men” became a large part of my vocabulary. The other day, I saw something that made me question why I feel the need to use the … Continue reading #NotAllMen