Self-care for writers can be extremely confusing. Often, non-writers will be told to write as a form of self-care — Journaling, Morning Pages, Mindmaps, Reflective Exercises. But, most likely, if you’ve spent all day focusing on the minute details of a sentence or the placement of that pesky comma to indicate a dramatic pause, youContinue reading “3 Self-Care Ideas for Writers: Why It’s Important and How To Avoid Creative Burnout”
Looking for your next read? Let me tell you why it’ll be Nicola Yoon’s new YA Romance, Instructions for Dancing.
Gender Euphoria is a collection of stories about gender, by trans, non-binary and intersex people across a range of professions and ages. What this anthology does, is show two things. Firstly, that the issue of gender dysphoria and subtle discrimination, can basically be anywhere. Hearing people talk about their experiences with being of a non-cisContinue reading “Gender Euphoria – MINI REVIEW”
Title: The Crossing Author: Manjeet MannGenres: YA, Poetry, Drama, Social Commentary/Critique Release Date: Jun 3, 2021Bookshop.org (UK) • Waterstones **NO SPOILERS!** As a sceptical reader with very particular tastes, this book made me cry. I am a very fussy reader. I’m not afraid to resign a book to the ‘never read’ pile the minute aContinue reading “Why Should Refugees Be Accepted? | The Crossing by Manjeet Mann – REVIEW”
Towards the end of a long Readathon, it can be easy to get deflated if you don’t know where to look. So, here are 3 quick reads you can get through easily to help round off your Asian readathon, from a certified Asian.
Tell me, you city of resounding solitutude, how many leaves shall fall until I breathe your wintry air again? Because, my trees are replicas, fakes, pinks that could not pass in your skyscraper walls. How I long to be wrapped in their embrace one more, and hear a language that is more sweet song thanContinue reading “Tokyo | NaPoWriMo #19”
as I write this, i am drinking a glass of water. why am i writing about it, you ask? well, i can’t think of what else to write. if i asked someone what to write about they’d say ‘anything that comes to mind’ and the first thing that comes to my mouth is this glassContinue reading “Water | NaPoWriMo #18”
Like Church, we kneel Like Church, we pray Like Church, we eat Like Church, we sing — but in Hindi, because it is my voice, free to roam the temple, found in hidden corners.
after Jackie Kay’s ‘Lucozade’ Lucozade – fizzy, light, bouncy like the boys who used to drink it. In our school, we had vending machines full of them. But at an all-girls-school no-one wanted to be the fool that got fat from Lucozade. Well, it was too late for me. My stomach was already a bubbleContinue reading “Lucozade | NaPoWriMo #16”
that smell of laundry someone else’s laundry is making its way in through the windows spreading itself in my bedroom like a blanket gently kissing the floor i lay there and close my eyes as my eyelashes gently kiss the rim of my heavy under-eyes.