Hello Me, it’s You

Last year, I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety, after five years of battling it in silence. Since then, I’ve tried to be as open as possible about my mental health, because seeking help was the best thing I’ve ever done, and I know that if more of us talk about their struggles openly, the […]

“Make ambition a female trait”

Just last week, there were articles all over the internet talking about ‘shine theory’ and ‘amplification’; the idea that if you are a working women, it’s in your best interests and the interests of the other women working alongside you, to support each other, and get your voices heard, by repeating what your fellow female […]

The Unified Theory of Love and…not much else.

I was at rest until I met him, and now I was in motion. Emerson Wheeler seems to have everything: a husband, two beautiful daughters, and a job she loves, but after the death of her estranged father, something isn’t quite right. That is until she starts working at Hay Manor, home to the curious, […]

Reality TV meets The Walking Dead

What is the real world if it’s not the world one exists in? She wanted an adventure. One last hurrah before settling down into married life. But what happens when the reality show you’re in suddenly becomes just that, reality. The Last One is what happens when you cross Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic dystopia, The Road, […]

Holding up the Problematic Universe

Whenever I hear about a new book that features a protagonist who is above the average weight of your usual YA protagonist, I get both excited and apprehensive. On the one hand, I would’ve loved fifteen-year-old me to have been able to read stories about characters like her, characters which were sadly missing from books […]

At the end of the story comes the beginning.

“At the end of the story comes the beginning. We wake up from the dream, from the nightmare, from life – and if we knew where we were going to fall next, this is when we might lay down some straw.” Here, in 2016, we are living at a time when, on a daily basis […]

Autism, Fatherhood, and…Minecraft?!

“Life is an adventure, not a walk. That’s why it’s difficult.” Alex’s life is falling apart. He works at a job he despises, he’s just walked out on his wife, but above all else, he doesn’t know how to be a father to his son, Sam, a lonely eight-year-old boy on the autism spectrum. But, […]