Author Archives: jemthegreat

Back on the horse

A little over a year, I stopped writing here. I admitted to suffering from an eating disorder, then promptly scarpered. It’s not that I never intended to write more – I’d barely started, and I loved getting my mad musings … Continue reading

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I can’t think of a cool headline, so whatever: I have bulimia

There’s a memory that stands out very clearly from my formative years. One that keeps bubbling up unbidden and unwanted, like something unspeakable that just won’t vanish down the U-bend no matter how many times you press ‘Flush’. I’m 14, … Continue reading

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What I hope to teach my kids (if I (a) have them, and (b) retain a smidgeon of sanity)

I’m still not sure if I ever want to have children. Sometimes I stand in the shower and look down at the curve of my body, and wonder what it would feel like to be pregnant. I’m momentarily struck by … Continue reading

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Sharkastic Newsflash*: ‘Men’ and ‘Women’ not two huge homogenous masses

Shocking new research has uncovered findings that could completely revolutionise male-female interactions. Sure to blow the minds of trash mag columnists, lazy psychologists and conservative politicians everywhere, the research indicates ‘men’ and ‘women’ may not all be cookie-cutter replicants with … Continue reading

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Why don’t young more women embrace feminism?

For the first 20 years of my life, I suppose you could have called me a ‘feminism virgin’. Living a painfully beige existence, brought up by laughably conservative parents and mixing only with other Nice Middle Class Girls From Good … Continue reading

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Breakup survival tips that don’t suck

Breakups are shit. I’d forgotten just how shit, though, until last week – when Biker and I decided to call time on our relationship. We love, complement and respect each other wonderfully, but he has personal issues that need resolving … Continue reading

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Making boobs of ourselves

Collectively, we’re a weird bunch, us New Zealanders. We’re obsessed with a game based around the world’s most stupidly shaped ball (seriously, have you ever had a go tossing a rugby ball round? First time I tried I nearly managed … Continue reading

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