The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15

To help with understanding why it’s not as easy as people think to “just leave”, I will be writing a few memoir collections on my abusive ex. From here on in, I will refer to my ex as Ben, after Ben Affleck, because I have an irritational hatred for Ben Affleck. Seriously. There’s a lot of … Continue reading The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15

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Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

Now, I’m going to go out on a limb here on this one, and assume you mean more than what appears to be usual teenage “angst”. By “angst”, what I actually mean is that your children, when they reach a certain age, need to start forming relationships with people that aren’t their parents. This is … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

They’re Burning All The Witches

One of the biggest misconceptions I’ve ever heard (or seen) about feminists is that they are bitter (and therefore feminists) because they can’t get married (often depicted in photos and memes as a woman who is “ugly” … and that’s why she’s a feminist. Not because she’d support anything logical like equality, but because no one else will … Continue reading They’re Burning All The Witches

The Ex Files: You Were My Sun, You Were My Earth Vol #8

To help with understanding why it’s not as easy as people think to “just leave”, I will be writing a few memoir collections on my abusive ex. From here on in, I will refer to my ex as Ben, after Ben Affleck, because I have an irritational hatred for Ben Affleck. Seriously. There’s a lot of … Continue reading The Ex Files: You Were My Sun, You Were My Earth Vol #8

Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: I Shot A Man In Reno Just To Watch Him Die Vol #6

So what is the purpose of mindfulness? Maybe you can see that it’s worked a bit for me, and maybe you’ve even noticed that taking a few minutes out every day to de-stress and just think about what you need has worked for you, too. And maybe it hasn’t yet, and that’s okay. What works … Continue reading Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: I Shot A Man In Reno Just To Watch Him Die Vol #6

#StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Aiia Maasarwe

— Trigger Warning — Last year, 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 days. As nothing has changed, … Continue reading #StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Aiia Maasarwe

Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: I Said It’s Too Late Vol #3

The first time I visited the GP, I still wasn’t sure why I was going. I genuinely felt like a melodramatic wanker. I explained my symptoms – and then she explained to me why I wasn’t a melodramatic wanker. She said the symptoms – the neck pain, the head feeling like it was on fire, … Continue reading Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: I Said It’s Too Late Vol #3