Many of you who know me will know I have imposter syndrome that fluctuates from day to day (sometimes from hour to hour?). Sometimes I’m okay with it and I can deal with it, and sometimes it pushes against my brain and I feel almost paralysed by it. I know I’m an okay (even a […]

TW: Depression I am tired. I am hungry, but I don’t want to eat – even though I know I need to eat. I feel like throwing up, but I never actually throw anything up. I want to cry. I want to stay in bed all day, but I know I will be miserable if […]

I’m usually not one for new year’s resolutions, but I’m entering the first year of my adult life without any kind of solid plan, which is freaking me out to no end. (The first of January isn’t even the *proper* new year, because everyone knows Chinese/Lunar New Year is what actually matters, but I will […]

In The Paper House, Anna Spargo-Ryan explores the intricacies of family, grief, mental illness, and what happens when all three of these combine in an unexplainable, incomprehensible manner. Heather, Spargo-Ryan’s protagonist, suffers an incredible loss at the beginning of the novel, and before long, we are swept up on a journey that looks forwards, backwards, and most importantly, inside […]

Caution: this post contains thoughts and words on suicide and depression. Please read with care, and if you do need to talk to a professional, contact the appropriate mental health service in your country. If I know you personally, please do not hesitate to give me a nudge if you need to talk. Interning for […]

It’s been a while, old friend. I want to say I don’t know how long it’s been, but I do know. It’s been about eight months. Give or take. I’ve known you for a long time, but I still don’t know if you’re my friend or my enemy. Maybe you’re neither – or maybe you’re […]

I was actually going to write and post this yesterday, but I severely overestimated my ability to be functioning after coming home from a lot of very nice Argentinian food and seeing the Basel Chamber Orchestra, so here we are. Yesterday was White Ribbon Day, a day that brings violence against women to the fore […]

I leaned against the back of my chair, knees curled up to my chest, a drape of black chiffon protecting it from the harsh edge of the desk. My eyes threatened to close, and I considered taking a brief nap and berated myself for not getting enough sleep all at the same time. The dull […]

If you’ve tuned into the news lately in Brisbane (and honestly, probably in Queensland), you would have seen that police are currently investigating the death of a little girl, Tiahleigh Palmer. It was first listed as a suspicious death near the Pimpama River, and late last night it was revealed that Tiahleigh, who had last […]