What is Heteronormativity to me?

Heteronormativity: a simple concept and a depressingly accurate reflection of our society: the assumption that all individuals are divided into 2 categories, determined by genitalia, which presupposes sexual attraction for the opposite gender, and often life-long societal roles. There is no denying that such a presumption exists amongst the general population; the status quo of cisgenderedness … More What is Heteronormativity to me?

Depression

For me, depression is like black ink that stains the heart and darkens the soul. On a good day, the ink is in its well and my heart beats lightly between my lungs. On a bad day, the ink coats my insides and drains any energy that resided in my body. Optimism is drawn from … More Depression

What Makes us Human?

I was sat in the passenger seat of my mum’s car, slightly dazed in the warmth of the British summer when this question was posed by Jeremy Vine, the presenter of BBC Radio 2: what makes us human? Thinking back to a module I took on evolution and speciation for A-level Biology, my initial thought was ‘what … More What Makes us Human?

Fahrenheit 451

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” I’ve just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This is my type of book. One that makes you think about how society functions or … More Fahrenheit 451