One 23-year-old’s last letter to a relative who won’t leave him alone.
Tag Archive: Family
Jun 06 2014
Once ‘gay’ meant anything, it meant people unlike me or anyone I knew.
Jun 04 2014
Apr 19 2014
Greta Christina’s latest book hit shelves this week. She and I sat down to talk atheism, (bi)sexuality and politics. Here, in full, is what we said.
Mar 03 2014
Twice in my life, I’ve been a bit rotund. Both times, it was a common enough experience. At eleven I gorged on pizza, chocolate bars and caramel ice creams, more available at secondary school than in our previously welfare-dependent house, and stayed a slightly tubby teenager till added height changed my proportions, though it may …
Jan 11 2014
How many of you have ever felt personally victimised by Regina George religion? Various articles have circulated recently attacking ‘new atheism’ and trotting out familiar ‘don’t be a dick’ arguments: Alom Shaha’s and Ariane Sherine’s at the Rationalist Association, Martin Robbins’ at Vice. Marianne Baker, on her own blog, has weighed in. I’ve already responded to Alom’s, …
Dec 24 2013
Class dismissed: how I went from homelessness to Oxford, and what Richard Dawkins has nightmares about
The hatred stirred in me by privilege prompts even now a hot, breathless nausea.
Aug 19 2013
Remember Craigslist Mom from earlier this summer, who sought a ‘sugar baby’ for her son through an online ad? I wanted at the time to write an open letter to her. So much was wrong with her advert that I ultimately struggled. We need to lose virginity as a concept - having sex doesn’t involve losing anything, or …
Aug 15 2013
You already know that I’m a #FTBully. Of all the letters after my name (admittedly, there aren’t very many), those are the ones I’m proudest of. My feeling is, that tells you all you need know about me. Keep reading though. I’m 22, secular, British, poly, queer, tall, ex-Christian, “left wing and long-winded”, a nerd, a graduate …