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We spew our instantaneous emotions to the world on Twitter,

Whilst remaining physically inactive and bitter.

Are we over emotional and spineless or just so numb to reality

To 24 hour news,

That it takes more and more and more to provoke a reaction.

Are we special snowflakes or part fused to the screen.

Moments of Joy: Love Always Wins & All The Books

Joy is hard to find in a week which began with a convicted rapist getting a three-month sentence and ended with tragedy... and that's without everything terrible in-between. It is in moments like this that I turn to books. We should all turn to books, to educate ourselves on experiences we haven't had, to comfort us, to increase our belief in love and the beauty of life.

Moments of Joy: Stupid Things and Becoming Stronger

I sat down in a cafe last week and wrote a list of things about myself that I'm confident of and others I still need help with - just for me -  and I'm proud that I can now write things in the former category. And I did some stupid things in the last fortnight too, but I didn't hate myself as much for them, because we are all human and we can't be fucking perfect all the time. One step at a time and realising that is SUCH A JOY. Here are my others for the last fortnight (oops)...

Flaunt It Up, Buttercup

Mel Brooks wrote in his 1968 film, The Producer's, "If you've got it, flaunt it" in a song that was very much about showing-off your body and I have no problem with that. Even though remnants of my ancestors' British reserve occasionally cringes at anyone flaunting anything, something I consciously squash - I am all for the boldness and defiance of the flaunt. Go forth and flaunt yourself people, but let's leave the judgemental sexism behind and reclaim the word for our bodies, our minds, our achievements and our souls. There's nothing wrong with showing off things we are proud of, but let's not assume please that every woman in a fucking bikini is flaunting her ass/arse for your pleasure and attention.