Motherless on Mother’s Day

When a daughter loses a mother, the intervals between grief responses lengthen over time, but her longing never disappears. It always hovers at the edge of her awareness, prepared to surface at any time, any place, in the least expected ways. – Hope Edelman  Losing a mother forces upon you uncomfortable levels of maturity and […]

AZ Unlearns: Financial Anxiety

Financial anxiety refers to obsessive and often debilitating fears around money. For working class people it may seem unnecessary pathological to view money worries through a medical lens as it’s something most of us are forced to come to terms with from a very young age. Coming to terms with something is not the same […]

AZ Unlearns FOMO

Whether you’re one of the 27% of people who check social media first thing or (like me) you frequently find yourself at functions you have no business being at because you simply can’t resist the invitation, the fear of missing out is a feeling that most of us are familiar with. In fact, it’s one […]

The Magic Of inclusive Queer Nightlife 

It’s Friday night. I’m invited to a rave by an edgy gay woman who’s obsessed with houseplants and astrology, this seems perfect, except… the function is predominantly white… I should make more of an effort to be immersed in Queer nightlife, I think. But as expected, it doesn’t end up being the communal or spiritual […]

The History and Identity of Trans and Non-binary People in Non-western Communities

Despite what western society seems to believe, transgender and non-binary people have existed for centuries in communities all over the world. Looking at the history of transgender and non-binary people in non-western communities not only highlights the fact that gender non-conformance is far from a modern issue, but also underlines the often-erased identities of transgender […]