PERMISSION   She opened her handbag and tipped the contents onto the floor. A shower of make up accessories, a pack of cigarettes, receipts and tissues hit the floor with a dull rattle. Her eyes bulged in their sockets and her lips were pulled back over her teeth. Despite the tailored suit and the immaculate … Continue reading Permission

The Sex Myth by Dr Brooke Magnanti

Synopsis: Is there any truth to the epidemic of sex addiction? Are our children really getting sexualised younger? Are men the only ones who like porn? Brooke Magnanti looks at all these questions and more - and proves that perhaps we've all been taking the answers for granted. Brooke Magnanti is no stranger to controversy. … Continue reading The Sex Myth by Dr Brooke Magnanti

What Art Can Be

Art can be a lesson that we leave behind, a horrible warning instead of a shining example. Art, he said, isn't your little paintings and comic books. Art is the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs Joey Comeau. Once you've finished something and put it out there, then it's no longer yours but the other … Continue reading What Art Can Be

Creativity and Social Media

"It's interesting that most gadgets are called 'iPhone' and 'iPod,' with that 'i' prefix, which is ego. But most creativity is not ego-led—a lot of it comes from the unconscious. So if you’re always checking your email or updating your Instagram profile, you're not just looking out the window, daydreaming. You've got to let the … Continue reading Creativity and Social Media

“There is nothi…

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” - Steve Maraboli

A Rich, Secret Wildness

I'm conscious of how my sexual responses and presuppositions work as a masculine male, the physical and emotional cues and reactions that I have when I am intimate. I have written about that before but what interested me was that there was simultaneously a wealth and a deficit of writing about it in comparison to … Continue reading A Rich, Secret Wildness