Once upon a time, I used to fall silent because I felt like no-one was listening. I thought that if I could just make them pay attention, they'd finally see my point of view, and, without a doubt, understand everything I told them, down to the smallest detail. During this period, my silence was still… Continue reading Some Things Don’t Translate.
For about five years now, I’ve experienced a series of unrelated incidents that my brain only this year connected to each other because they shared a couple of common traits: firstly, they were always between myself and male human beings; secondly, they all involved emotional manipulation. Reflecting on these incidents, I’ve had to ask, “How… Continue reading Beloved, Beware of Emotional Manipulators.