Demons and Mirrors

For as long as we can remember we have been terrified of mirrors…. Well meaning people have linked our mirror phobia with our hatred of being photographed, and decided we must have a problem with how we look, despite our repeated insistence that we are actually quite comfortable with our physical appearance. Nobody ever believes…

Why I write

In a hundred years from now, long after I am dead, in some murky corner of the dark net (or whatever it's called by then)… images of the darkest, most painful moments of my life will still exist. Those who know how will still find them, collect them, share them, and masturbate over them. Every…

“Triggered”

The word “triggered” and the concept of “trigger warnings” has become a joke across social media platforms. A joke which trivialises, mocks, dismisses and undermines the very real and horrific experiences of trauma survivors. “Triggered” has become an insult to be hurled sneeringly (predominantly by men) at people (i.e.women), who’ve been deemed too weak, too…