Tag: emotional

Creative Writing, Venue

How to Disappear

Content Warnings: Eating disorder and self harm  ‘You’re not going until you’ve finished.’ Mum watched and Poppy pretended to chew on the pasta that was slowly congealing on the plate in front of her. ‘Have you got your snack for later?’   ‘You should know; you packed it.’ Poppy wanted to scream but managed to…

Film, Venue

Review: Clouds

If you have Disney+, I’m sure you will have seen their latest biopic, Clouds. The film tells the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a high school senior who uploaded his song ‘Clouds’ to YouTube and it became a viral hit, leading to a recording contract and a concert performance. Clouds has all the…

Film, TV

In Defence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The MCU has been scrutinised by the media lately as Martin Scorsese has come out to say that ‘Marvel films are not cinema’ and Francis Ford Coppola has jumped into this saying that the genre is ‘despicable’. Scorsese’s remarks have angered MCU fans as he compares the films to theme parks, while some of the…

Features

Can men be feminists?

I think it is fair to say that feminism today is very different from 60 years ago. It is constantly changing, and as it has evolved it has grown increasingly complex and we are confronted with more and more questions about its meaning and aims. One question which is gradually gaining relevance as the feminist…

Creative Writing

Little Intimacies

The body is fragile. Skin soft, a pillow for the weary to lay their heads. Cheek to cheek a warm cushion. Hair entangles lovers in its web, Bridging the space of dreams To thread itself with another. Somewhere, two tears roll silently together, In collision. Damp and Damaged by the hands of others. Twisted bodies…

Sex Survey 2019

Let’s get medical; orgasms

Perhaps, if like me, you’ve googled the science behind orgasms before and have been baffled by the complexity of it all, you’re in the right place to get a quick guide into the biology of an orgasm.     We’ll start with the male orgasm – an arguably simpler and more straightforward affair. We all think…

Sex Survey 2019

Opening up about open relationships

Consensual non-monogamous relationships have made it into the news a lot over the last few years due to Vice and their documentary Inside London’s Hedonistic, Polyamorous Unicorn Movement and Louis Theroux’s first episode of his new series, Altered States: Love Without Limits. From the start of my relationship with my partner, I was interested in…

Music

Emmi review

Lovers is a concept album by Emmi, the story of a relationship across six songs. It’s exciting for two reasons; first, more Emmi and second, this kind of storytelling is new for the artist. Do the songs stand on their own? And do they make for a compelling narrative? Individually, we have a diverse set…

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