By: Anna Burns | A hero who had to hide herself in men’s clothing? It was the first story that I could actually see myself in.
Content warning: This essay briefly describes a suicide attempt.
By: Alice Lesperance | What is it like to disregard the body?
An essay on medieval mystics, and trauma.
By KJ Gormley | "I have it all planned out. When I finish my transition, when I get my shit together: there’s a whole life’s worth of objects I know I’ll accumulate."
"[Fan fiction] provided a safe space in which to explore my sexuality without the pressure of talking to anyone about it, or even leaving the sanctity of my bed."
this is your first installment of GIRLisms!
Some reads for your weekend.
My religion growing up was a three-headed snake...
“Alexa, can you pass the Turing Test?”
“But don’t forget the songs that made you cry, and the songs that saved your life.” Regardless of Morrissey’s fears, it is pretty difficult to forget the songs that have been monumental in your life...And when those songs are the ones that kept you putting one foot in front of the other, forced you out of bed and stumbling down the road towards public transport, they become particularly significant.
"The first time I ever hear a woman say “fuck”, it's while listening to Liz Phair."
4 short essays about experience.