How to Be Grateful Even When You're Only a Human
It’s not easy. Handling my moods, making sure the plants don’t die, playing the waiting game amidst global pandemic, standing on a planet that spins and spins, and you’re so small you can’t even feel it.
7 Qualities You Don't Need to Be a 'Real Man'
The patriarchy hasn’t been exactly kind to men. This might be a controversial thing to say given all the privileges they’ve had for centuries at the expense of women, but nothing is ever black-and-white.
4 Lessons My Ex-Best Friend Taught Me About Life, Love and Tea
My ex-best friend used to be like an older sister to me. Every single time I came to her with a problem, she started spitting out deep wisdom that came out of nowhere, surprising both of us. These monologues often provided me with useful advice and made me feel inspired, relaxed and glad to have such a good friend.
What Knitting and Love Have in Common
I’m knitting him a scarf. It’s imperfect, it’s screaming-yellow, it’s from me. I’ve knitted before. I’ve knitted for other people, other occasions, at different stages of my life. I’ve never managed to finish one single proper scarf. They had too many holes, I was too lazy to learn an actual pattern, I never had the patience to keep going till the end.
4 Life Lessons I Gained from Living in a Dark Basement
After I moved into my dormitory in Germany for my year abroad, I cried. A lot. I was sitting on the windowsill, staring at the grey wall which covered most of my view, and I thought, “Why me? Why do I always get the worst room?”
I Paid 20 Pounds for a Breakup
After being surrounded by men who displayed the utmost toxic behaviour my whole life, you would think that I wouldn’t fall for that sort of thing in the dating world again. And you would be wrong.
Become a Better Writer by Being a Better Reader
Being a bookworm is a huge part of my personality. I usually read 50–60 books a year. In my close circles, I’m known for being the one who reads everywhere. And by everywhere, I mean everywhere. I’ve even mastered reading on my way down the stairs (for safety reasons, I wouldn’t recommend it though).
How Feminism Helped Me Stop Hating Men
Sometimes I wake up angry. I wake up from a dream about my past or my thoughts start spinning in a circle filled with memories of the town I grew up in, of my dad, of the society I lived in, of the sexism I was surrounded by for 19 years until I finally moved to the UK.