An Open Letter to the United States

Dear United States, Hi, how are you? Been better? Sounds about right. My question for you today is very simple: how? How could you allow a man who openly admits to grabbing women by the pussy to run for President? How could you allow a man be seriously considered for such an important position when…

How to not be insensitive this Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! And because I love dressing up and getting candy free of charge, I am very excited. Even though I’m not American (and not a kid anymore) I still love seeing all the spooky decorations and getting my outfit ready; costume parties are my jam. Halloween goes hand-in-hand with dressing…

Poem of the Week: ‘Fourteen’ by Jessica Sheridan

When you’re fourteen you’re not ready Barely steady, barely standing Giddy for something A beautiful anything To fill in the blanks. There are sketches on the page The stage is set Nothing ready yet for reveal But someday you’ll finish A towering feat of humanity and beauty. You’re a whole universe inside Impatient and unsatisfied…

Skinny is Not a Prerequisite to Happiness

Words: Jessica Sheridan When I was 18 I was fat. Not as fat as I am right now, but still generically fat. I had some slight issues with self esteem at the time, but nothing too terrible. Just the usual self-doubt all teenagers go through. But for the most part I could see my positive…

Stop Protecting Rapists

Words: Jessica Sheridan This morning I woke up to find yet another headline that has become all too familiar over the past few months: ‘Rapist Walks Free’. I’m starting to forget the last time I woke up and there wasn’t a similar story somewhere on my newsfeed. A few days ago I read about Kraigen…