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rackers’ life tips: part 27

You don’t have to be in constant contact with someone to consider them a friend. Time and place means nothing as long as you are there for each other when one reaches out. If you’re going out with even the slightest inkling to hook up with someone – take condoms. It’s always better to be…

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it started with a cat

Cut back to a few weeks ago. It’s me, aimlessly scrolling through my Instagram explore feed. Liking a meme there, tagging my sisters in another there. I come across a video of a cat sitting in a train station where people are tapping their cards to get through, and only one person pats the cat.…

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this could happen anywhere

Why are their names talked about? Why are videos, documents, social media accounts shared of these horrific, horrendous people? These are shared amongst groups as people have a grotesque fascination with the perpetrators; watching the massacre of human beings as if they are part of a play and not just that: human beings. Don’t give…

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women

Women are powerful. I have always known this; with a forcefield for a mum and growing up with go-getter, completely individual sisters, to the friends who have my back. Even amongst this, I know there was a time when I tried to blend in and not speak up about how much I love women and…

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rackers’ life tips: part 26

Do not, and I mean, do not say sorry if you have decided you don’t want to have sex with someone. All you need is the word no. Not, ‘I’m not feeling it anymore, sorry.’ Just, ‘I’m not feeling it anymore.’ BAIIII Stop reading the comment sections in Facebook. It will only make you angry and morbidly…

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potential

It’s amazing the potential humans can grow into when they’re not confined by the walls of school, by expectations and assumptions and a desire to be “cool.” It’s funny to look at people you used to spend near every day with and realise you are completely different people now – you have grown into separate…

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56.

I started this morning with a Mumma Rozza breakfast; breakfast of champions. Chocolate and a cup of tea, for the day that should have been your 56th birthday. Amidst the new year buzz and the phenomenon that is Marie Kondo, clearing out is always on the cards. Drawer after drawer I have emptied and now…

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