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Too Feminine for Feminism?: The trouble with coded femininities in identifying as a woman

Words by Emily Fuller The body is a vessel that often comes with the expectation that it should be unique in reflecting identity construction. Through today’s climate of social media in abundance, it increasingly feels as if our performance of presentation is being monitored and measured to have judgement passed upon it. In particular, there […]

The Invisible Terror that is Emotional Abuse and Gaslighting

Words by Emily Fuller It is incredibly difficult to articulate the intricacies of emotional abuse and gaslighting. Its silence and invisibility allows for it to go undetected for frightening lengths of time in all different forms of relationships. The nature of this abuse is incredibly broad, with no case ever looking identical and comparable. It […]

An Ode To The Thin-Skins: How emotional sensitivity is not just valid but vital

Words by Emily Fuller I have always been a sensitive soul. Maybe even thin-skinned, if you will. I get heart palpitations that thump thump thump at the mere sight of a close friend crying until their eyes dry up. My clammy hands can sometimes become a breeding ground for nervous energy as my head endures […]

What Now, PTSD?: Dealing with the intricacies of Post-Traumatic Stress

Words by Emily Fuller PTSD. My imagination could muster up a multitude of acronyms for this term that stretches beyond its fixed meaning for each and every person. These letters of harsh sounds scratch in my ears, with the bold capitalisations being somewhat taunting and solid in foundation – not going anywhere. It’s a label […]

Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Review by Emily Fuller “I wished that well-meaning white liberals would think before they said things that they thought were perfectly innocent.”  Queenie Jenkins is a 25 year-old Jamaican-British woman living in the hustle and bustle of London, walking a fine line between two cultures and yet never seeming to find her sense of place […]