Secular thinker with an empathy compulsion. Anxiety-nerd. Certified Crazy Cat Lady.

Ageing gracefully isn’t just for rich white women

Photo by Ajeet Mestry on Unsplash

It’s a well-documented fact that women past the age of 40 cease to exist. No longer able to appease the sex-centric (male) gaze with their fertile faces and bodies, they simply phase out of reality, quietly.

Rare instances of women continuing to exist past this calamitous age have been documented…

NASA photo of Earth from space, the nigh time side of the planet in view, with cities creating a web of lights
Just a speck of dust amongst billions. — Photo by NASA on Unsplash

We all want to matter, to be truly remarkable at something — find your purpose, live your best life and all that.

Don’t we? So I’ve been told. Yet, do people who live in an off the grid commune in the woods and spend their days farming and contributing to…

A loving letter to my fellow punk-rockers over 30

The alternative scene has a problem.

By alternative, I don’t just mean Nirvana fans. I mean those who enjoy that music which most other people feel is noise: punk, rock of whichever type that is actually rock and not pop, goth, etc. And by problem, I mean people over 30…

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Spoiler alert: they lie.

My Mum has this saying that’s pretty popular with her clients in therapy: emotion is not information.

Now, at first glance, that might seem flat-out wrong: of course, emotion offers vital information. Why actually, without emotions, humans would have serious trouble with their decision-making. You need to know how you…

and 3 big things I haven’t mastered yet

My first cat, Sky, accurately depicting my face as I contemplate this.

Me since, basically, forever: You know what I will never be caught dead writing? Those bollocks internet listicles.

Also me: You know what I should do now that I’ve turned 30? One of those internet listicles!

It’s also worth mentioning that I’m a 30-year-old white female, living in a ‘second…

Alex Moody

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