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The Crime of Leaving and Moving On

April 27, 2014


When you’re one half of a couple, you sometimes get seen as a single piece. Especially in circles of friends where everyone is partnered up. It’s often, “What are you guys up to this weekend?”, “Oh, A and B and coming”, “But they usually have brunch together on Sunday mornings” and many other descriptors that signify that […]

Here Now. Now Here

September 18, 2012


  I do not know what happens after we stop living but I do feel that while we are here we have to make choices. Some of us reading this are capable of doing so, perhaps to varying capacities. Of taking ownership of our lives.  I choose to believe that what I do with my […]

Break Ups To Make Ups

July 14, 2012


Relationship meltdowns are horrible but they can bring some good with them. This is probably the last thing you want to hear if you’re going through a tough break up but if you really think about it and I’m sure there will be a lot of this going on in times spent alone turning around […]

Top Five Ways To Get Shutdown

May 24, 2012


Who doesn’t love to hear about a good shutdown?! I realize its narcissistic to have a laugh at other people’s rejection stories but Sam from lip service’s rejection of the woman she’d picked up from a bar and fucked and then kicked out right after came up in conversation with a friend so I decided […]

Rain + Shagging

April 29, 2012


I’m now convinced rainy weather was made for Shagging but of course this is amongst a host of other important reasons. When I was a kid and it rained those thundery showers in the Motherland, you were advised to stay put if you didn’t have somewhere urgent to be.  I thought it was the perfect time […]

Vday Sex Music

February 13, 2012


I was walking around town the other day and noticed how there were a lot of red and heart-shaped decorations. I started to wonder what was going on. I was seriously perplexed and then it hit me that Valentine’s Day is coming up. I’ve never been one to wait until it was Vday to do […]

Unlocking the Queer in Me: my journey from Goldstar lesbian to all embracing queer

January 12, 2012


Written by Avery Parks (also known as “Friend 2” in “Will Lesbian ever stop being a dirty word?”) I now identify as ‘queer’ and I’m completely at ease with this description of myself. When I first came out I identified as ‘gay’. That was when I was 14 years old. When I got to university at […]