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About a year ago in my creative writing class, we were asked our opinion on why people do nice things. Without even pausing to consider, I said ‘Because we feel constantly guilty and are trying to compensate for everything that we take from the world.’ No one really added anything to that spurt of passion […]

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Brangelina

SO, Brangelina. You probably don’t care. You probably scoff at the memes of our babe Jennifer Aniston looking smug and giving her scumbag ex the finger. You probably despair at the world’s inability to emphasise the really important stories. People are dying and killing and raping and supporting a presidential candidate who is racist, sexist […]

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Oxbridge Dreaming

‘YOU will be fine.’ The response of everyone who found out about my Cambridge offer. ‘You’re going to be fine. You will get in.’ I didn’t. Grades fair but disappointing. Sympathetic, albeit vaguely patronising, letter from Cambridge apologising for any disappointment that their rejection of me might have caused (‘bin it; they can do one’ […]

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