And the old widow goes to the stone every day But I don't, I just sit here and wait Grieving for the living (Taylor Swift - Ivy) The past 18 months have suspended life in ways we didn’t believe were possible. Time feels gooey and heavy, sticking onto everything it touches. We, the collective youth,… Continue reading Grieving for futures lost to COVID
Tattoos and Trauma
The Personality Industry
On zodiacs, horoscopes and personality tests I’m an Aquarius. According to one website, Aquarians are “progressive, original, independent, humanitarian”. We like intellectual conversations, helping others and having fun with our friends. Likewise, Astrology.com points to a humanitarian streak and a keen interest in “making the world a better place”. If I had been born five… Continue reading The Personality Industry
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Marked at Birth: Normalising Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks
Lucja was born "kissed by an angel", with port-wine stain birthmarks covering most of her body. Her story is one of finding self-love in a world that covets clear skin.