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Permanent Mega Truth: how I changed my approach to PMS

While watching the dark comedy I Hate Suzie last summer, I was presented with an idea that initially made me laugh – and then made me think. The TV series follows Suzie (played by Billie Piper), a 30-something actor going through different…

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New to polyamory? Here’s where to start

One of the most important things I’ve learnt while exploring ethical non-monogamy is that support is out there. Weirdly, when I began this journey I thought there wouldn’t be much in the way of resources, advice or even positive representation.…

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Queer books 2020: six titles that made my year

According to Goodreads, I read 37 books in 2020 – and it’s probably fair to guess that most of them were by LGBTQ+ authors. So if you’re looking for some literary delights to sink your teeth into this winter, then…

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Age of Aquarius 2020 is dawning. Here’s what you need to know (…

Astrologically, this month (in fact this whole year, am I right?) is a bloody big one. In honour of our very own sovereign Aquarian, Fanny from Minka Guides herself, what better way to celebrate this divine queen than with a…

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How to be fabulous when spending Christmas alone

When I originally wrote this blog last year, I could never have anticipated the reason why large numbers of people would end up spending Christmas alone in 2020. Like so many difficult aspects of this year of extraordinary change, being…

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My favourite YA LGBT books for 2020

This year, I got really into queer YA fiction. Big time. There was an abundance of LGBT books for teens in 2020 and I was all for it. Even as someone many decades older than the target audience, I was…

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Managing Ulcerative Colitis – through the art of voguing! (guest blog)

This week (1-7 December) is #CrohnsandColitisAwarenessWeek and I want to share my personal experiences of managing ulcerative colitis, specifically through… learning to vogue! (Among other things that are admittedly way less exciting to read about.) When it comes to managing ulcerative colitis, the…

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Fabulous Christmas gifts for travel lovers

Trying to find the perfect gift for a fabulous traveller? Or simply looking to #treatyoself before a big trip? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In my rainbow-coloured world, you’ll find very little that’s grey or beige – and…

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A book lover’s literary staycation UK (guest blog)

No matter their budget, health, age or location, book nerds like myself are always travelling the world without actually getting out of bed. So how about adding a literary staycation UK to your travel bucket list? With the right author…

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