Category Archives: Literature
Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye – When Love Arrives Neil Hilborn – OCD Siaara Freeman – The Drug Dealers Daughter Belissa Escodebo and Rhiannon McGavin – Rape Joke Shihan – This Type of Love (favourite) Blythe Baird – Girl Code
Daniel Beaty – Knock Knock Sarah Kaye – Hands Alysia – That Girl Yellow Rage – Listen Asshole Nafeesa Monroe – White Dawn Saylor – When I Was 14 Mayda Del Valle – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Sometimes it’s a sort of indulgence to think the worst of ourselves. We say, ‘Now I have reached the bottom of the pit, now I can fall no further,’ and it is almost a pleasure to wallow in the darkness.
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. – Aurelia Plath’s advice to her daughter, Sylvia Plath. Turn this into a mantra, everyday.
I am yet to start the 4000 words I have due this weekend but I had to re-read Stargirl! I read it when I was 15 and found enormous comfort in Jerry Spinelli’s words. I owe him much gratitude, his tale of