“Ice” by Anna Kavan – a disorientating study of patriarchal dominance

Content warnings – mentions of sexual abuse, sex, addiction and mental illness ‘Ice’ (1967) by Anna Kavan is a fever dream of a novel that seems to defy genre and categorisation. In some ways a post-nuclear dystopian tale, in others a brutal critique of patriarchal power; this slim volume of surrealism left me pondering overContinue reading ““Ice” by Anna Kavan – a disorientating study of patriarchal dominance”

Where are we going wrong? A letter to my generation.

From the title of this entry alone, I can tell that I am in danger of sounding like some holier-than-thou adolescent who believes she’s uncovered some secret truth after watching one too many TED Talks. Admittedly, that’s partly true, but I want to begin by stating that this letter, if addressed to anyone specifically, isContinue reading “Where are we going wrong? A letter to my generation.”

The world is ending, so I’ve started a blog – an argument for optimism.

Where to begin? I have frequently found myself crossing the line between optimism and pessimism in a year that has forced most of us into a position of ceaseless discomfort. Whether that discomfort is from being confined in a beige box for months on end, only seeing friends and family through a glitching, buffering, pixilatedContinue reading “The world is ending, so I’ve started a blog – an argument for optimism.”