How Nightline Saved Me

Nightline Awareness Week runs this year from the 14th-20th November. This annual national campaign  seeks to raise awareness of the student-run, student-led Nightline services. These non-directory information and listening services offer anonymous and confidential peer-support (without advice) and are managed on University campuses all over the UK and Republic Of Ireland via phone lines, Instant Messaging,…

The Fear

i can’t write tonight i can’t write because my throat has closed, my voice is bubbling beneath the surface, clogged by my own privilege and fear i can’t write because i’m not sure i’m the one you should be hearing from the world is angry and the headlines are scary and i’m watching, listening, waiting for this…

Good At Goodbye

I caught a sting of you last night. There was an image of us, standing in my high school bedroom, holding hands fiercely as we said goodbye. We were good at goodbye. The pair of us, clasping each other in my parents’ living room, bookending our relationship from beginning to end, realizing that from this…

Why I Didn’t Turn My Facebook Profile French

The scenes I saw online covering the attacks in Paris reminded me of the faces I saw in Boston. I arrived the night the two brothers were identified on Twitter; when the manhunt for the marathon bombers officially kicked off. I left Harvard’s Chemistry Building a minute after Harvard went on official lockdown. I strolled…