Surviving or Thriving?

This post contains mentions of self harm and suicide. Read at your own discretion. Another year, another Mental Health Awareness Week. Now I’m not going to go into the statistics of how many million people are affected by mental illness and what we can do to support them. There are a billion more informed websites…

On being brown and Asian

This is a topic that’s been swirling round my head that’s never been properly anchored down to a page. Part of me thinks that I might be the only person who thinks this. But I also know that there are seven billion people (and counting) in this world, so I’m probably not on my own. I’ll sum it up…

On writing about people unlike yourself

As part of the creative writing course in my university, every week we’ll have a guest speaker come and talk about what they’ve published and how they’ve gotten to where they are now. One of these speakers, a cis-het white woman (and, yes, I need to point this out), wrote a book about the coming out of…