Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. Stephen King Anybody that knows me well will be aware that I am a great lover of horror fiction. In fact, so much so, my degree dissertation was on Gothic literature specifically. It is hard to say where thisContinue reading “When The Clowns Are Silent: It And The Horrors of Unspoken Trauma”
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#MenAreTrash and the shackles of gender
Sexual difference is probably the issue in our time which could be our ‘salvation’ if we thought it through. Luce Irigaray As I sit down to write this blog post for what is now the second time I can’t help but hesitate. It might just be the lingering pain of having had my 1600 wordContinue reading “#MenAreTrash and the shackles of gender”
Expectations: A barrier to progress?
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope In taking the steps I have towards training as a counsellor and therapist, there is one thing that almost stopped me in my tracks. The biggest hurdle I have had to pass in reaching this point is nothing more than myContinue reading “Expectations: A barrier to progress?”
Stop the Clocks: Enter Shikari on finding grounding in modernity
Without music, life would be a mistake… Friedrich Nietzsche This morning I woke up to a beautiful surprise. Little to my knowledge, one of my favourite bands Enter Shikari had recently released a new single. Whilst this is undoubtedly great news, I can imagine you’re wondering how this has anything whatsoever to do with myContinue reading “Stop the Clocks: Enter Shikari on finding grounding in modernity”