CW: Friendships, family, gender, relationships, mental health TW: addictions, abuse, men, masculinity, toxic-masculinity, suicide …let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the things… I kid. Let’s talk about men. And when I say men, I mean let’s talk about all men; cis men, trans men, gender nonconforming men, non-binary men, bi men, … Continue reading Let’s talk about sex baby
If you’re straight, you probably think that you have some kind of gaydar, right? That somehow, you’ve been bestowed with this wonderous skill of detecting whether someone is or isn’t cishet. I’m here to disappoint, you don’t. It’s not a thing. Here’s why. Statistically speaking, in a group of your peers, of similar age, there’s … Continue reading Why the gaydar doesn’t exist
CW: Mental Health, Mental Illness, Eating Disorders, Mental/Emotional Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Toxic Masculinity TW: Weight, Body Image, Body Dysmorphia, Mental Abuse, Abusive Slurs and Cusses, Familial Issues and Parental Problems. No, I’m not writing a review of the 2011 Pedro Almodóvar movie. Yes, I will eventually talk about my skin, albeit contextually different than a … Continue reading The skin I live in
CW: Mental Health, Mental Illnesses, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Anxiety, Stress, Suicide TW: Suicide, anxiety, panic attacks, NHS, mental illnesses, stress, trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, emotional/mental/sexual abuse. Whenever I attempt to be open and honest about my mental illnesses, I am often confronted with either “oh, that’s so brave” or “oh, how do you cope with … Continue reading Me, Mental Health and the NHS.
CW: Racism, Anti-Semitism, prejudice, most things British. I’m British, well more correctly – I’m English. I’m neither proud nor happy about it, indifferent is a more accurate description of my feelings towards nationality. The only nationality I have ever felt any shade of ‘pride’ for was my European status, now revoked. I’m also white, undeniably. … Continue reading Is Britain still racist?
CW: Mentions of Transphobia, Biphobia, bi-erasure, bi-invisibility, pan-erasure, poly-erasure, naughty words, biased opinions against monosexuals. I’m digitally black and blue. Ow. I got a schooling the other day, I jumped on a post by someone I follow. I’m a complete stranger to them but decided to dive in on a conversation which I should have … Continue reading I got banged up on the internet
CW: Coming out, biphobia, biphobic commentary, anxiety, mental health, being outed, shitty people. Over the last few weeks I’ve been undertaking some training to volunteer with a great organisation which works in schools, teaching young (perceived or otherwise) men about toxic masculinity, gender [in]equality, sexuality etc. The reason I looked for something like this was … Continue reading The proverbial closet
Follow my blog with Bloglovin CW: Homophobia, Sexuality, Straight People, America, ‘Love, Simon’, misogyny. SPOILERS AHEAD, IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE FILM DO NOT READ Hype, hype, hype. Films get a lot of hype; edgy or nuanced films get even more hype. Films that speak to an audience that have historically been deprived of representation, … Continue reading I liked Simon, I didn’t love him
CW: Sexuality, Mental Health, Stress, 90s TV shows. It’s not a glamorous one, it isn’t a Hollywood blockbuster, it’d barely make an extended channel 4 drama, but a weekend in Berlin has given me a few sparkly eyed, look far into the distance moments that have been long needed in what can only be described … Continue reading My life is a movie