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Book Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Review by Emily Fuller Newlyweds Roy and Celestial are living the dream of the New South. Roy, an extremely industrious and entrepreneurial young black man, has fought his way out of the middle-class confines whilst securing both a study scholarship and a marriage to Celestial along the way. Everything about their marriage oozes love, dedication […]

Book Review: Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Review by Emily Fuller When you begin to wonder if life is really just waiting for buses on Tottenham Court Road and ordering books you’ll never read off Amazon; in short, you are having an existential crisis. You are realizing the mundanity of life. You are finally understanding how little point there is to anything. […]

Jane, Emily and Me: Finding your spirit through the practice of reading

Words by Emily Fuller My affinity for reading presented itself from a very early age. I was always entranced by the literary gateways that would open up before me, offering passage into another world of the fiction and the fantastic. I would run, jump and swim through words to escape a reality of my own, […]

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 […]