Do you buy it?

I'm standing in my underwear in front of a full-length mirror in a stranger's home, surrounded by racks of boho dresses, printed rompers and lace crop tops. "Hun, have you got something on?" comes a voice from the backyard. "One minute!" I call from inside the house as I peel a dark midi dress off its hanger and... Continue Reading →

Don’t say it.

What is it about the phrase "I love you" that it has so much power over everyone involved in its exchange? That it can mean so little, or so much, depending on who's saying it and in what context? That it holds the potential to be misappropriated? Or cheapened? That it can be wielded for purposes of... Continue Reading →

Guilty of happiness

Here's a thought: Do happy people lack empathy? On the internet and in the news, there are ongoing conversations on about everything that's going wrong with the world- xenophobia and nationalism, poverty and sickness, war and instability and terrorism. How else can you react to the torrent of misfortune and despair that hits you every time you look at your newsfeed... Continue Reading →

Safe at home.

When one of your favourite people in the world tells you that she's decided on a whim to fly halfway around the world to stay for two weeks with a guy she'd met in person like three times since they got to know each other on Tinder the month before and that she's leaving in... Continue Reading →

We know what you want to know

What precisely are you searching for on the internet today? What do you want to do, see, or find out more about? We, the content creators, assume you have an answer to that question. In digital writing, best practices revolve around the notion that every opportunity to garner eyeballs begins with an innocent entry keyed into... Continue Reading →

It’s a man’s world.

"Coding is the most challenging thing I've ever encountered. That's what attracted me to do it." Sitting across me is Michelle Sun. Young, beautiful and highly intelligent, Michelle left her high-paying job as a research analyst at Goldman Sachs, went to Silicon Valley to learn coding from scratch and now owns a coding school for kids, First... Continue Reading →

How to lose a fight

My mother is one of the most selfless, loving people I have ever met. She's the sort of person who always leaves the last piece of fish for someone else. And shops with everyone but herself in mind. And worries if you don't drop her a text every night that you stay out late. She... Continue Reading →

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