Hey guys, it’s Julia!
I’m a 21-year-old English student from Hamburg, Germany, and I’m currently completing the last year of my studies. I’ve got to hand in a 30-page long dissertation by the beginning of summer so that I can obtain my Bachelor’s degree and let me tell you…even though I love writing and have been writing since I was a teenager..it’s pretty darn difficult.
That’s why I occasionally fall down the YouTube rabbit hole or binge-watch an entire season of a show in 1–2 days only. The last shows I watched were The Wilds and Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof…
This article will not pamper you. It is unapologetic and to some, it might even feel like a slap in the face. However, if you want to turn your dream into reality, you need to wake up.
Here’s the harsh reality:
One of my goals for this year is to publish a poetry collection. I’ve been writing poetry since my teenage years so I already have a huge pile of possible poems that I could include in the book.
Not saying that all of them are good. …
We often hear about toxic relationships and friendships.
Countless articles have been written on this topic and shall help us to recognize red flags in order to determine whether we want that person in our life.
Often, these articles stress that it’s impossible to change the toxic person we interact with and that we’d be better off walking away since being in contact with that person can have serious consequences for our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
However, I’ve rarely come across any articles about the traits of toxic parents. In fact, I have found that some friends of mine…
Lately, I’ve been struggling with my writing. What used to be “I am sitting down each day for 1–2 hours minimum to write” has slowly but surely become “I might sit down 1x a week or 1x every two weeks to write”.
I lack the energy, the drive. I don’t have any ideas that are bursting out of me, ideas I need to write about because keeping them inside for too long would make my brain implode.
It seems like these days are over and I’m trying not to be too fed up about this.
After all, we are still…
Yesterday, someone called me a slut under Christopher Kokoski’s “Why Your Sex Number Matters — How your lifetime number of sexual partners might impact your relationships — even though it shouldn’t”.
It’s a brilliant article that talks about the fact that men and women are still perceived differently when it comes to the number of their sexual partners. Christopher Kokoski specifically stresses that sex-shaming (mostly against women) is still a thing and that it stems from a time, in which women were seen as marital possessions.
Hence, men who have had a lot of sexual partners are often seen as…
I care about issues related to social justice. I care about racism, feminism, Islamophobia, and homophobia.
That’s why I won’t hesitate to tell someone why they shouldn’t use the n-word as a white person or that calling something gay when they mean stupid is detrimental to the LGBTQ+ community. More specifically, how members of the LGBTQ+ community are perceived by heterosexual, gender-conforming individuals through the use of such vocabulary.
When speaking up, I am often met with the response that I can’t take a joke or that I am censoring them when freedom of speech is one of their granted…
We live in a state of utter madness. There’s no other way of putting it.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that each and every one of us has developed our own coping mechanisms to get through this stressful time, or should I say “these unprecedented times”?
Jokes aside though, I have found that I developed some pretty bad habits over the course of the last few months and I am here to scream it out into the abyss of Medium.
Whenever you think that things couldn’t possibly get any worse, you unlock yet another level of the pandemic…
“Just be a little more grateful and you’ll see your negative feelings disappear.”
That’s a common phrase I repeatedly hear when I talk about my depression and what’s been on my mind lately. I don’t necessarily think that it’s bad advice and I know that gratitude can have enormous psychological and physical benefits.
Some people have even argued that practicing gratitude can lift you out of your depression and while all of that is nice to hear, I…
Just a 21-year-old BA English student who’s obsessed with writing. Instagram: juliaminus_romeo