You have a little cruel streak
How come you’re never smiling when I look at you?
You have very soft hands
No one will love you with thighs that fat
Where is the fine line between encouraging a certain way of living, and forcing a certain image? An image that undoubtedly never fails to glorify habits that are unhealthy for the self, and others. Social norms and new standards of manhood are constantly growing and manifesting unfortunate levels of toxicity among men, pressuring an uphold of certain appearances that are becoming difficult for a man to maintain.
The phone rang. I picked it up. I cried. I’d been interviewing for a publicity assistant position at an independent publishing house. It was the ….
Alina: A Song for the Telling by Malve von Hassell tells the story of Alina, a 14-year-old girl in 12th century France who has lost ….
If I said the word ‘housewife’, the first thing that would come to mind is a woman who doesn’t work. Digging even deeper, perhaps a ….
We’re drawing close to the Regional Independent Bookshop of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, with the shortlisted shops chosen. Obviously, the past year has been very different from usual, for all of us but especially for bookshops! To find out more, I wanted to get in touch with some of my favourite shortlisted bookshops, asking what they had been up to over the past year and how it had worked.