Posters aside, why did justifying ourselves matter so much? Yes, we wanted to shield in peace. But we could do that by keeping the doors shut. It was so much more than that. We needed to be seen to be in the right, by people we’d never met before, who liked shouting at us.
This June I was meant to marry the woman of my dreams in a palace! Unfortuntely, Covid-19 meant we had to significantly change our plans, and it taught me some important truths in the meantime.
I’m aware our sexual inactivity is something that makes us pretty odd. It’s not down to a lack of attraction, self-isolation or any other issue that keep couples from having sex. For us, it’s a choice we made.
No, it’s not a joke. It’s serious. But before you roll your eyes at another millennial finding any excuse for an existential crisis, you may want to read why turning 29 is potentially panic-inducing.
It's been utterly ghastly to hear my friends share the drawn out reality of trying to prosecute someone for sexually abusing a child. The sexual abuse of children is an unspeakable evil, but its unspoken nature allows it to continue. Every institution, from the courts to the church, are failing exactly the people they should protect.
Ever thought religion was just after your money? Closed-minded, full of hypocrites, tribal and sexist? Well, you might find you have more in common with the man who started the world's largest religion than you'd expect.
Growing up I didn't have a clue what I wanted to be. I still don't now. I don't think I'm alone. Yet people still love to say 'you do you'.
Having downloaded Strava, I felt compelled to always try to run as fast and far as I could. Simply because it was measured. But I soon found that – in life, not just in running – what I measured controlled me...
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