Life

March Goals.

February was a killer month. I’m wildly productive when I’m single; so I guess silver linings and all. I have been devouring books, writing loads, experimenting and having more fun with my Instagram, planning more exciting blog posts, and having some wild nights out in Berlin with beautiful people. I also read out a nonfic […]

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Berlin, Life

How to celebrate International Women’s Day in Berlin.

March 8 is International Women’s Day, or Frauen*kampftag in Germany, which, for the unacquainted (welcome out from under your rock), is a day to commemorate the fight for women’s rights, and to celebrate how far we’ve come. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, in response to recent movements in journalism to fight for equality, like the […]

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Books & Writing

February Book Wrap Up.

BYE February! Nice knowing ya. I read heaps this month, owing to the fact I delved into a few easy young adult novels. I want to continue this trend of reading light fluffy YA, and then mix it up with a few more heavy-hitting lit pieces to round out the month.

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.” John Green just loves his infinity analogies, doesn’t he? After The Fault in Our Stars’ “some infinities are bigger than other infinities”, he whacks out another ready-for-Tumblr quote, this one about the infinity of an […]

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Life

Celebrating No Filter Zine’s first birthday.

On Thursday night at Das Gift in Neukölln, Berlin, a bunch of creatives came together to celebrate the first birthday of No Filter Zine, an indie creative nonfiction zine launched in Berlin by Alice Austin. To mark the anniversary of the launch, four writers read not-yet-published pieces, in keeping with the No Filter theme of […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Into the Water

“Some say the women left something of themselves in the water; some say it retains some of their power, for ever since then it has drawn to its shores the unlucky, the desperate, the unhappy, the lost. They come here to swim with their sisters.” I expected this book to be beautifully, hauntingly chilling. It […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Hag-Seed

“None of them was willing to be a girl,” he said. “You can see why not.” “I know, right? I don’t blame them,” she said with a hard edge to her voice. “Being a girl is the pits, trust me.”

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Fangirl

“Just… isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?” “It sets a dangerous precedent.” “For avoiding pain?” “For avoiding life.” I’m rocketing through my reading list this year, in part because I am being extra diligent about reading when and where I can, and […]

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Life

Making friends in a new city.

Real talk. This post was borne kinda desperately out of my recent break up and the realisation that I don’t actually have that many friends that aren’t also directly linked to my ex-boyfriend. Yeah, lame. Even though I moved to Berlin 10 months ago, I was in a relationship and spent a lot of that time with […]

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Life

February Goals.

It’s the second day of Feb so I’m already a little late on this one (February is already racing ahead in speed compared to January, isn’t it?). January was a bit of a weird one for me, for a few reasons.

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Books & Writing

January Book Wrap Up.

January is definitely the Monday of the year – one long, cold, dreary Monday. This January has been particularly bleak because of personal reasons, but the one advantage to being newly single is I have more time for reading and writing (scraping for positives, here). This month I made an effort to read more Young […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: White Tears

“Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio, believed that sound waves never completely die away, that they persist, fainter and fainter, masked by the day-to-day noise of the world. Marconi thought that if he could only invent a microphone powerful enough, he would be able to listen to ancient times.”

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