Reasons to get laser eye surgery and other stories

5. I was 5 when I was first told I was going to need to wear glasses. And as you can imagine, I took it about as well as any 5 year old who’s told she’s going to be different…

Capital C Changes – New Flat Times

Here’s the abridged version. The last few months have been nothing if not transformative. It’s been devastating, and fulfilling, with a big old dash of fear and hope and all the emotional whiplash you can expect from any Big Change. Like capital…

Good Vibes Only: Adventures in Female Matrubation

Go fuck yourself. No seriously. It’s good for your health (yes seriously) it can reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes type 2 (yes really) and knocking one (or, two or three, delete as aprop) is basically going to…

Long Live The BFF

I’m a hopeless romantic. Not in the classic sense of the word, or indeed in the modern now that I come to think about it. Less cut out hearts and love songs more about hope and trust and laughter. And…

Feminism & Fashion: Are we leaning in or selling out?

“We should all be Feminists.” I mean. Obviously right? It’s no longer just a statement but a battle cry. Though this time it’s not on a protest sign or a bumper sticker. It’s a t-shirt. Oh, and it comes with…

What the fuck is so offensive about body hair?

Apparently nearly half (48%) of Scottish men dislike body hair on a woman, with over a third (33%) having been tempted to or encouraged women to remove their body hair. Let that just sink in for a moment.  Let that…

Japan: Mark II : Let’s Go Shopping

There’s a few thing I wish I knew before going to Japan. The fact that no one really speaks English. Street names? Yeaaaaah. Those aren’t a thing. Oh and good luck if you haven’t got portable WiFi for finding anything. …

Japan Part 1: The Elephant in The Room

This is the story of how I ended up going on my honeymoon by myself.  No use in hanging a lampshade on it or trying to draw out a tired exercise in suspense.I can’t quite talk about Japan without addressing…

If you’re reading this I’m already dead….and other stories

“If you’re reading this I’m already dead.” It’s a familiar enough trope, but as we continue to live more of our lives online it’s also something we can expect to see more on our feeds. With apps like ifidie, Facebook…


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