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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 […]

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 […]