Michaela Coel’s BBC x HBO hit series, I May Destroy You, sees the main character, Arabella, grapple with the aftermath of being raped. The show really resonated with me because, like Arabella, I’m a survivor and I talked about what happened to me on my social media. Here, I’d like to talk about my experience … More I May Destroy You Inspired Tips For Survivors Speaking Out On Social Media
This post is half a personal essay, and half a review of one of the vibrators from the Satisfyer Luxury Range. Why? Because unlike many women I know, I was very late to masturbation – and that has made me think a lot about female sexuality, and about how the stigma attached to it creates … More I Was Late To Masturbation
The #MeToo movement has shown that everyone, from A-Listers to your neighbour, can be a victim of abuse. Which is why it was great to watch the incredibly binge-worthy Netflix show Dirty John, where a successful, well-off career woman falls for an abusive con artist and sociopath who threatens her and her family. As an abusive relationship survivor and as a writer of a novel inspired by that experience, the show gave me a lot of feels and prompted me to share my thoughts on it. … More A Survivor’s Review of Netflix’s Dirty John
It was recently revealed that Asia Argento, one of the main voices of the #metoo movement against sexual abuse, has paid an actor she allegedly abused of when he was a minor. As someone who’s written a novel about domestic violence and sexual abuse, a survivor, a feminist and someone who generally struggles to shut … More What do the Asia Argento allegations mean for #metoo?