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Katie Oldham
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The Scars Inside Ourselves
It’s the dead of winter, and still a surprise to run a thumb across my wrists and find grooves where the strings were once tied.  My breath fogs against the icy glass, a storm between two panes, and as the familiar parts of me begin to ache and howl, I quie...
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The Final Act of Scarphelia
Boy oh boy, have I had to think long and hard about how to start this. In fact, it’s taken me months from the moment I began typing this sentence to get to this point now - which if doesn’t say more about how much things have changed, I don’t know what does...
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Homecoming
There’s a sweet little irony in only realising where you were going wrong in something, once you come to the end. A kind of long-awaited clarity where, with a deep 'Ohhh', the reason for all that was senseless suddenly makes complete sense. A certain kind o...
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On Writing Whatever You Want, Whenever You Can
I suppose it never really occurred to me that 2016 wasn't supposed to be my best year. Maybe I'm an optimist, or perhaps it's something a little darker; a constant one-upmanship we are driven by daily as if our past selves are our present selves' competitor...
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Why We're Too Scared to Admit When We're Vulnerable
"We like recovery stories to move quickly through the dark s o we can get to the sweeping redemptive ending." - Brené Brown, Rising Strong A curious quirk about the nature of blogging, I've come to realise, is that the story never ends.  As writers, social ...
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I O U
When I was a child, I always remember having a similar kind of nightmare. I was a witch, a superhero, perhaps even a mutant - someone passionate with something important to stand for, and a powerful way of fighting for it. And mid-epic battle to save the ea...
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Book Review: Ctrl, Alt; Delete - Emma Gannon
'I learned that you cannot speak on other people's behalf, but you can share your own truth and listen to other people's. Because there are a lot of young women who need to be listened to.' - Emma Gannon, Ctrl, Alt; Delete It's a mild Thursday afternoon. I'...
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I O U
When I was a child, I always remember having a similar kind of nightmare. I was a witch, a superhero, perhaps even a mutant - someone passionate with something important to stand for, and a powerful way of fighting for it. And mid-epic battle to save the ea...
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12 Powerful Quotes from 'The Art of Asking'
Okay, I really need to tell you about The Art of Asking , because I'm pretty sure it's changed my life forever.  I picked this up about a year ago after being recommended, and totally adoring, Amanda Palmer's TED Talk of the same name. In 14 minutes, she of...
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Why 'Just Be Yourself' is the Worst Advice Ever
Self-discovery is   one of the most unique aspects of intelligent life.  Some dedicate their lives to it, some use it to fuel their art, some have even made a fortune telling their own story of it. It's always baffled me that we are born with a dedicated th...
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