The dictionary defines loneliness as sadness because one has no friends or company, however, that definition doesn’t remotely articulate the black hole of pain and dread that we can experience when we are feeling lonely. Not to mention it is often something we feel when we are with friends, family and lovers. Research conducted in 2012 surprisingly shows that the loneliest … [Read more...]
When I was very young, I had the same dreams and expectations that many girls of my 1950s generation in my social class had: that I would start dating in high school, go to college and eventually meet “the love of my life,” fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after. It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t have what I always thought of as romantic love in my life, … [Read more...]
In September 2008, I emigrated with my family from Australia to the United Kingdom. We had been planning on emigrating for several years, but, thanks to incorrect information we received from immigration advisors at the time, we did not to apply for my visa until I was over eighteen. As a result, I was ineligible for the type of visa that most accurately reflected my … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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