I’ve been thinking a whole lot about telling the truth lately, and especially when it comes to my writing.Continue reading “Committed”
I’m writing this on a Monday at 11.58am because this seems as good a time as any to request questions from you about your mental health, relationships, or just being a human in this trashy world. Plus, many people for various reasons hate Mondays, so why not take this opportunity to rant, to vent, to cry out “Why universe why?!” in the form of an email, to me, so that I can attempt to answer it in a coherent and hopefully helpful way?
This week, we’re not quite done with all that dating mess! Maame B recounts the subtle racial profiling of online dating in Melbourne, and Abi AK shares a valuable lesson about considering a long term relationship when you live in a transient place like Dubai!
Plus we talk Black British girl magic and the books that you just can’t put down!
Image credit: date by Chameleon Design from the Noun Project
We’re back with a brand new episode all about dating!
Heads up: Happily ever doesn’t necessarily happen for everyone but don’t despair! We talk online dating apps, navigating the interesting dating cultures of Melbourne and Dubai, and how to deal with nonsense boys!
Image credit: online dating by Chameleon Design from the Noun Project
One of the best and worst things about moving away from a place you’ve lived for most of your life, is perspective. You get to see the bigger picture; how you fit in here and what you did there and with whom etc. And you get a birds eye view of all the relationships you held dear in that place that you considered home.
Being back is weird. Not least because I went from balmy warmth to freezing cold weather in a matter of days upon first arriving in the UK from Melbourne. But the weirdness is a ham-fisted way of describing how it feels to be back and not really ‘back’. In one way yes, I’m from here, I grew up in this country, in London; but the idea of a ‘home’ or a ‘base’ has always eluded me. Plus I’ve moved house more times than I can count.
It’s official; dating in Australia is a fool’s game. By that I mean that it’s frustrating, sparse, and unfortunately for me, sometimes mildly racist. More generally though, dating culture is fairly new in Australia, and not wholly successful for non-Aussie’s coming from countries where casual dating is just a part of social life.