Ravished

Ravished: the unfortunate tale of Bridget Cleary The illness devoured me from the inside, a solitary warmth at first, lingering in my chest then unfurling like a poisonous flower, before cloaking my whole body, my whole being, in its shadow. I grew weak, so weak that I couldn’t leave my bed. My husband brought herbs…

Fairy Tales and Freud: a new blog exploring psychoanalysis in literature

The popularity of a post I wrote a few years back, titled ‘Fairy Tales and Freud: Psychoanalysis in Children’s Stories,’ has astounded me. Having realised how interested people are in Psychoanalysis and Fairy Tales, I’ve decided to set up an independent blog focussed solely on understanding psychoanalysis and its application in literature. I’ve started with…

The Danger of Believing in Fairy Tales: a Spoken Word Poem

I This poem was written for and performed at the Juke Open Mic night in Little Man Coffee, Cardiff on 19th April 2016. Some of the wording is applicable only to the event as I was writing with it in mind – the theme being ‘Fairy Tales and Myths.’ The event itself was great and I…

International Women’s Day 2016

There are undeniably hundreds of women to look up to, from friends, to writers, actresses and activists. Women have done great things for this world, from founding Dogs Trust in 1891 (Lady Gertrude Stock), to pioneering sex-reassingment surgery for transgender men and women (Lili Elbe). In honour of International Women’s Day 2016, here are three…