FUTURE HOPE: Becoming myself in the city
"I got an office job and a flat in central Manchester. It was a new start, I thought ... and I felt the first flickerings of queer joy within myself."
Tallulah Belassie-Page shares her experiences of the emotional burden that women often find themselves carrying for men as the 'unbridled listener'.
Katie Tobin writes about her trip to Paris after the breakdown of a relationship, and how travelling to Paris alone was exactly what she needed to love herself again.
"Gardening has taught me that life is ferocious, vibrant and resilient. It’s shown me that failures are natural, expected and required for growth", writes Sian Bradley.
"Lost in Work is a succinct outline of how work has become our entire existence. A year of worldwide trauma, brought on by Covid-19, has made us horrifyingly aware of our cage", writes Billie Walker.
Joanna Sing writes about the harmful 'cute' stereotype, and how the Western media have played their part in creating an imaginary ESEA woman to be measured against.
This month, our columnist Chloe Plumstead reflects on devoting herself to love - an action that has led to never living alone, and makes her wonder, if only for a moment, how life might have been if things were different.
It may have taken a few tries, but Kira Mae Richards finally found the therapist that brought healing. The experience taught her that she was never damaged goods, and needing guidance is nothing to be ashamed of.
Our columnist Charlotte Moore writes about the importance of LGBTQ representation on our screens, but reminds us that we still have a long way to go with regards to bisexual people being positively represented.