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 […]

When Long Distance Manifests: The challenge of love on foreign lands

Words by Elaine Mead Our life narratives are shaped by many things. From the small incidences that teach us some of the more difficult lessons of life, to the missed opportunities, the grand gestures, and the deep dives into the unknown. Sometimes a feeling carves itself out inside us and it sits there. Beating. Waiting. […]

I am not your storage container: In light of Alabama’s law changes of abortion rights

Words by Emily Fuller I am sure most of you know why I am sitting here, with the backlight of a blank screen not at all assisting me in articulating the language I need in response to the of livelihood of those requiring the access to abortion after last week. I feel desperate and devastated […]

The Trope of the Mad Genius: Romanticising Mental Health in Art

Words by Emily Fuller Most of you have stumbled across the label of the ‘mad genius’. A historic plethora of writers, painters, sculptors and filmmakers alike have been sealed, stamped and delivered as this dangerously marvellous package of unhinged creativity and cleverness. In popular culture, an artist’s mental health is a measurement of their creative […]