‘Gal Pals’ is a term which is often seen to erase queerness in the mainstream media. From Calamity Jane and Katie Brown singing “never underestimate a woman’s touch” (1953) to the kiss between Betty and Veronica (or Beronica) in the TV series Riverdale (2017); many representations of queer female relationships have been buried under the guise of close, platonic, straight friendship.Read More
CONTENT WARNING: This writing contains mild descriptions of violent behaviour.
I could hear a growl coming from him that was lower and more menacing than I had heard before. He shook visibly as he faced away from me with hunched shoulders and clenched fists. The anxiety that lay inside me twisted and tightened as I watched him, deadly still, waiting for what would happen next.Read More
It’s happened to all of us. It might be over dinner, during the ad breaks on TV, or in the midst of a Uni lecture. Things get a little heated, and then a little more heated, before an iciness descends over the dinner table as two or more parties get locked into a cold war over whichever topic of conversation was (foolishly) brought up. It’s then that those magical words are spoken, that salve to soothe all wounds, to melt the ice and warm your hearts;
“Let’s just agree to disagree, shall we?"
An Ode to my Queer SelfRead More
How can I have feelings of love and loyalty and gratitude to the same group of people that make me feel scared to leave my house at night? Or are they a collective group at all? But if they are not then who am I scared of? And who am I angry with?Read More