Galentine’s Day: A Twenty-Something’s Christmas

Published 7th February 2021 by The Indiependent. Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties. “What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year! Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus … Continue reading Galentine’s Day: A Twenty-Something’s Christmas

21 Things I’ve Learned As I Enter My 21st Year

Published 13th December 2020 by The Indiependent. Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties. “Suddenly, you’re 21 and you’re screaming along in the car to all the songs you listened to when you were sad in middle school, and everything is different- but everything is good.” – Unknown. On Wednesday, I turned the big 21. I spent the … Continue reading 21 Things I’ve Learned As I Enter My 21st Year

Platonic Love Can Be The Greatest Love Of All

Published 29th November 2020 by The Indiependent. Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties. “Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learned from my long-term friendships with women.” – Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love. It’s so easy to walk through life tunnel-visioned when you’re in a new, romantic relationship; you don’t seem to see your friends as much, … Continue reading Platonic Love Can Be The Greatest Love Of All

Introducing ‘Love Letters To My 20s’: Life Doesn’t End At 25

Published 9th August 2020 by The Indiependent. Love Letters To My 20s: A Fortnightly Column On The Stigma Surrounding Our Twenties. “Rambunctious, restless and ramshackle. Roving, raucous and rebellious. My roaming decade; my roaring twenties.” – Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love. “Your twenties,” slurred my best friend’s mum, before she hiccupped, giggled and sipped her over-filled glass of white wine, “will be the best … Continue reading Introducing ‘Love Letters To My 20s’: Life Doesn’t End At 25

Heartbreak Is Bittersweet Grief

Love is brilliant and awful. The two and a half years that I spent with my recent ex-boyfriend have been rewardingly healing, and somehow, now, so excrutiatingly painful. I have only ever been in love, properly, this once. It has made me grow into a better person, and has also managed to crush me into a horrible, bitter one, and it it is completely unexplainable … Continue reading Heartbreak Is Bittersweet Grief