It is the fire behind the screen that defines my form – like a shadow puppet gliding through the motions of a familiar play. My role changes as life’s stages shift – fallout, integrate, recreate – that’s when the puppet transcends its linear cut out. Briefly, swirling like mist from a dawn lit lake – … More Formation
Fiery cloaks and crimson masks, they cluck, in and out – striding with claws at half-mast. It won’t be long, ‘til you find the one, he’ll be the first to crow: Cock-a-doodle-do! In and out, they mingle, heads rising above the flock, wings fluttering – No I am the cock! But until those first licks … More Behold, the Cock
Blocky and structured, bold strokes: is a painted profile pic your only hope? Solid and sturdy – that’s one hell’uva trim – hairless, he pivots around his chin. Oh, such muscles, so strong! A ferociously fixed stare, biceps that pop – no doubt that you’re hot. Attempted wit – mock reviews and poor banter. … More Tinder Files: Beardy Man
I began turning 30 a whole four years ago. That was when I found myself in a long term relationship and obliviously bolting to South East Asia, before a house came spinning out of the heavens and grounding me forever. A highly unlikely scenario, in hindsight. But it was the first time I’d really considered … More Life Lessons: Turning 30
The October night bites. The darkness is set to swallow me whole – and I don’t resist. Bundled up beneath my impossibly thick winter scarf, the shadows offer sanctuary as I slope away from strip lighting and square screens. It’s been a long day, but I’m satisfied. My feet take me towards Farringdon train station, and … More London Moments: O, Valiant Knight of Bethnal Green!
Is there a more valuable network than the web of soul-sisters that at once roots us within our worlds and protects us from it? Let’s go beyond the finger-clicking, head-shaking stereotypes. I’m talking about the ordinary women, the ones who quietly strengthen us. In a world where one in three women will experience some form of … More The Sisterhood: Beating Domestic Violence
When planning the ‘trip of a lifetime’ with a lover, you can be forgiven for skipping ahead to the wonderful memories you’ll stock-up on – the ones that will surely strengthen the foundations of your relationship and one day be used to convince your brood that you weren’t always boring old dry-shites. Right? Well, yeah, … More Travelling as a couple? Let’s keep it real…
Image: Brian Negin. Being single at 28 is probably not what most people imagined for their future selves. With the big ‘3’, ‘0’ on the horizon, you may at least have hoped for a vague sense of an impending encounter with Mr or Mrs ‘Right’ by now. As the curtain begins to drop and your … More Love being single and 28.
Hey guys, I’m Alice – some of you may know me as Hannah’s elusive twin sister. We grew up next door-but-one to Lauren and as our friendship has ebbed and flowed over the years, a unifying current has swept us dancing together around life’s bends – or crying, or laughing. There’s been plenty of stressing too! Being … More Wedding Speech: #Nazwedding 2015
Most Irish women are a feisty mix of mammy and sass – they’re known the world over for their sharp wit and fierce slaggings. Despite being able to talk the rear legs off a donkey, they are still perceived with wonder and mystery by their male counterparts. You’d think the lads would have copped on … More 10 Things Every Man Should Know About Irish Women *