Invisible Illness (Part 2): On Depression

depression works as a defense mechanism against suffering. It’s a bubble your subconscious builds around you to dull life’s blows. It’s all well and good when there are storms and hellfire raining down, but if there aren’t or of they come then fade away as they usually do, you’re trapped in this battered opaque force field, fogging, dampening your every experience. The bubble is ...

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Invisible Illness (Part 1): The Importance of Acknowledging Scars

Scars helps us navigate the aftermath of pain. Like the wreckage a storm scatters on its path, scars are signposts of destruction pointing to where the damage is. They are reminders that allow us to make sense and relate to others the events leading to their creation....

Tales of an Eternal Outsider: The Haribo Job

Tales of an Eternal Outsider is a blog series that tells stories exploring ideas of belonging and the situations that inevitably arise when stereotypical expectations are not met. I had just finished my first-year exams at University, and it was finally summer! Well, technically there was still a month of spring left, but summer was... Continue Reading →

On Sickness and Shame

For as long as I could remember, I was acutely aware that in the society I grew up, people were ranked into different classes. Even as a toddler I knew this. As if this manufactured hierarchy was part and parcel of my genetic make-up. Perhaps, I didn’t know where all the pieces would fit, but... Continue Reading →

About Cognitive Wasteland

For those moments when my biological RAM has been filled to the brim with musings and reflections on past and present, I hope to purge what overflows into these digital pages. I can then sift through the spillage looking for clues about myself and this odd world I inhabit. This is a deep plunge into... Continue Reading →

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