On… Sexual Violence and Misrepresentation

TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND SELF INJURY. I have been thinking about trauma a lot lately, my own in particular, but also on a wider scale. I remember once disclosing to an ex that I had CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He was a soldier and, even though he knew of my multipleContinue reading “On… Sexual Violence and Misrepresentation”

An Ode to my Mother

This is my Mum: Or as I still call her, with no shame and perhaps a smidge of arrested development, Mummy. As its Mothers Day here in the UK, I want to introduce you to her because she is one of life’s unsung heroes, well, I want to sing. I saw this quote on aContinue reading “An Ode to my Mother”

10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being A Parent

“Oh, my goodness! It’s the best. Being a parent is such a blessing. You’re going to love it!” “Get your sleep while the baby does!” “Make sure to enjoy every minute, they grow so fast and you can’t get that time back!” Any of this sound familiar? Well, if you’re a parent—or an expecting parent—IContinue reading “10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being A Parent”

Mastress of None

Hey, I’m Samantha, but all my friends call me “Sam.” All my friends? Jesus, that makes me sound so up my own arse, like I have a plethora of pals, a smorgasbord of sidekicks, ready for me to turn up and be the life and soul of the party. The idea of me turning upContinue reading “Mastress of None”