I am more than my rape 

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#rape #Survivor #resilience #personal #life 

Dressed for success in your 20s 

A piece I wrote for Readwave this week, dealing with an obsession I usually share on Tumblr. 

@1 month ago with 1 note
#life #success #20s #late twenties 

Hi Tumblr

My life revolves around half-written articles, half-written intros, freelance contracts to find, a book to finish and four more songs to write before recording the EP later this year. 

Also, Taylor Swift.

@2 months ago with 1 note
#life #yes I like being busy #yes I should finish things #IAMEXCITED 

Brighton Tales, #9 - Vs Electricity

Life in the UK is full of surprises. Like, a neighbour who talks to you and asks you out and all, leaving you scared and confused ("What does he WANT?" asks my French brain). Or bosses at work who bake cakes for their team. Or Breakfasts with the team. Or random secret gifts to send to the overseas team. Oh well, that happens in the real world, apparently.

The other funny thing here is how electricity works. And kids, let me tell you a story. The story of a bloody key meter.

It started on Tuesday. Like every morning, I was sleeping under the shower, when the worst thing on Earth happened : water got cold while I was washing my hair. Nightmare? It’s only the beginning, folks.

I think it’s the right time to confess that I’m a mess with practical things. Ask me to book a trip abroad for four crazy art directors, that’s done in a minute. But don’t ask me to set up anything for myself. It’s been three weeks, I’m still borrowing wifi because I can’t be bothered to call BT.

Anyway, back to business.

Tried to call my agency. “Sorry darling, I can’t tell where the meter is, try to call your supplier”.

Tried to call EDF (yes, these guys are everywhere). They didn’t understand that I *didn’t* understand a thing about their meters. You buy a key to put power for a month in your flat?! What?!Nevermind, WHERE IS THAT BLOODY METER.

Took me £15 to finally understand the (really patient) customer service guys. Andrew, Marie, if you read these lines, you are amazing.

The answer was : In the hallway, of course!  Vs Logics.

So, after a day and a half (with candles, cold showers and awkward phone convos during my breaks), I’ve finally been able to

Results : Hot showers are the best, baking a cake in a real oven is amazing, thank you God of Electricity, but next time, please set up this country with a proper meter and Direct Debit stuff and real bills and all. Thank you kindly.

The End.

(Next time, I’ll tell you how I find water in the nearest well)



@1 year ago with 1 note
#Brighton #life 

Brighton Tales, #6 - Set It Off

Just read that my fellow friends and amazing band King Of Conspiracy split up, after six years of noise, punk, DIY and a shitload of amazing gigs around the world. I don’t know if it’s because of the lack of sleep/work stuff/ or just me being sentimental, but I’m on the verge of crying now. Truly heartbroken. I am lucky enough to have followed them since (almost) the beginning, from crappy basements  to great support slots, on tour (with Blood Red Shoes), on cd (the EP “We”ll see if the arrogant last” is one of my favourite records ever), … Someone said on their facebook page that they changed the French punk landscape. It’s probably true.

DIY never dies, so check out their http://www.awhitemonkeynetwork.com/ project, listen to No Flag Project, their another band, and support your local scene.

Ok, Brighton :

@1 year ago with 3 notes
#king of conspiracy #life #Brighton 

What is happening right now

So.

I’m not really supposed to talk about this, because 1) shit happens, 2) I must stay positive, but you know me, I need to write things down to feel better, and I need to share. As I write this, I feel a bit stupid and guilty, but here we go.

I am super worried about leaving the country if I don’t find a job within the next month and a half. And yes, it’s my fault, leaving a rather comfortable job to study journalism, thinking I’d get an internship/freelance work straight away, without enough savings to support me. I am a worrier, and I am beyond scared.

(edit: New Home Regulations/ immigration rules for EEA nationals also scare the sh*t out of me)

I spent the day going to interviews and sitting in a library reading John Green & David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) to stop thinking about what would happen after let’s say mid-April. In the meantime, I still write, I go semi-viral (that Digg thing with one of my recent articles, I still learn) but man the dream is way harder than expected. I should have read the small print.

I don’t want to leave. I’ve got  everything and everyone to make me happy here. I have found my home.

I don’t want to leave home. No when I’m this close to happiness.

I am glad I wrote that down.

@3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#life #words #worries #personal 

Letter to Self

(or, “taking a break from writing with more writing”, “don’t doubt your worth” and “come on veeee let’s do this”)

@2 months ago with 2 notes
#life #personal #lists 

Brighton Tales, #11 - Indoor Living

(Breaking news, I have the wifi in my lounge tonight- yay for being sat in a sofa instead of being in the kitchen. 21st century-style.)

Just caught-up with the Awkward episodes I’ve been missing. Stop messing with my heart Jake Rosatti, you can do better than that. Also, #teamSadie.

Ok,another amazing weekend in Brighton I need to bulletproof for your eyes only.

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#Brighton #life #Teen Titans #awkward 

Brighton Tales, #8 - Friday

Went back home in the most horrible mood tonight, and cancelled my plans with the work team. To be honest, there wasn’t much of a plan, just people drinking and dancing. Not in the mood, I said.

I’m better now, drinking hot chocolate and listening to Pedro The lion. Planning my home decor. Wondering if I should write my stories in French or in English (What do you think?). Wondering if I’m good enough for that job. Worrying again and again about stuff. How silly it was to think I’d be different in another country. We’re still the same, wrapped in the same shadows. Whatever we do, Wherever we go.

I should learn to get along with my own self. I really should.

@1 year ago with 1 note
#life #ramblings #brighton 

Brighton Tales, Weekend Edition

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#mockingjay #brighton #writing #life #ramblings 
I am more than my rape→
2 weeks ago
#rape #Survivor #resilience #personal #life 
What is happening right now

So.

I’m not really supposed to talk about this, because 1) shit happens, 2) I must stay positive, but you know me, I need to write things down to feel better, and I need to share. As I write this, I feel a bit stupid and guilty, but here we go.

I am super worried about leaving the country if I don’t find a job within the next month and a half. And yes, it’s my fault, leaving a rather comfortable job to study journalism, thinking I’d get an internship/freelance work straight away, without enough savings to support me. I am a worrier, and I am beyond scared.

(edit: New Home Regulations/ immigration rules for EEA nationals also scare the sh*t out of me)

I spent the day going to interviews and sitting in a library reading John Green & David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) to stop thinking about what would happen after let’s say mid-April. In the meantime, I still write, I go semi-viral (that Digg thing with one of my recent articles, I still learn) but man the dream is way harder than expected. I should have read the small print.

I don’t want to leave. I’ve got  everything and everyone to make me happy here. I have found my home.

I don’t want to leave home. No when I’m this close to happiness.

I am glad I wrote that down.

3 weeks ago
#life #words #worries #personal 
Dressed for success in your 20s→

A piece I wrote for Readwave this week, dealing with an obsession I usually share on Tumblr. 

1 month ago
#life #success #20s #late twenties 
Letter to Self

(or, “taking a break from writing with more writing”, “don’t doubt your worth” and “come on veeee let’s do this”)

2 months ago
#life #personal #lists 
Hi Tumblr

My life revolves around half-written articles, half-written intros, freelance contracts to find, a book to finish and four more songs to write before recording the EP later this year. 

Also, Taylor Swift.

2 months ago
#life #yes I like being busy #yes I should finish things #IAMEXCITED 
Brighton Tales, #11 - Indoor Living

(Breaking news, I have the wifi in my lounge tonight- yay for being sat in a sofa instead of being in the kitchen. 21st century-style.)

Just caught-up with the Awkward episodes I’ve been missing. Stop messing with my heart Jake Rosatti, you can do better than that. Also, #teamSadie.

Ok,another amazing weekend in Brighton I need to bulletproof for your eyes only.

1 year ago
#Brighton #life #Teen Titans #awkward 
Brighton Tales, #9 - Vs Electricity

Life in the UK is full of surprises. Like, a neighbour who talks to you and asks you out and all, leaving you scared and confused ("What does he WANT?" asks my French brain). Or bosses at work who bake cakes for their team. Or Breakfasts with the team. Or random secret gifts to send to the overseas team. Oh well, that happens in the real world, apparently.

The other funny thing here is how electricity works. And kids, let me tell you a story. The story of a bloody key meter.

It started on Tuesday. Like every morning, I was sleeping under the shower, when the worst thing on Earth happened : water got cold while I was washing my hair. Nightmare? It’s only the beginning, folks.

I think it’s the right time to confess that I’m a mess with practical things. Ask me to book a trip abroad for four crazy art directors, that’s done in a minute. But don’t ask me to set up anything for myself. It’s been three weeks, I’m still borrowing wifi because I can’t be bothered to call BT.

Anyway, back to business.

Tried to call my agency. “Sorry darling, I can’t tell where the meter is, try to call your supplier”.

Tried to call EDF (yes, these guys are everywhere). They didn’t understand that I *didn’t* understand a thing about their meters. You buy a key to put power for a month in your flat?! What?!Nevermind, WHERE IS THAT BLOODY METER.

Took me £15 to finally understand the (really patient) customer service guys. Andrew, Marie, if you read these lines, you are amazing.

The answer was : In the hallway, of course!  Vs Logics.

So, after a day and a half (with candles, cold showers and awkward phone convos during my breaks), I’ve finally been able to

Results : Hot showers are the best, baking a cake in a real oven is amazing, thank you God of Electricity, but next time, please set up this country with a proper meter and Direct Debit stuff and real bills and all. Thank you kindly.

The End.

(Next time, I’ll tell you how I find water in the nearest well)



1 year ago
#Brighton #life 
Brighton Tales, #8 - Friday

Went back home in the most horrible mood tonight, and cancelled my plans with the work team. To be honest, there wasn’t much of a plan, just people drinking and dancing. Not in the mood, I said.

I’m better now, drinking hot chocolate and listening to Pedro The lion. Planning my home decor. Wondering if I should write my stories in French or in English (What do you think?). Wondering if I’m good enough for that job. Worrying again and again about stuff. How silly it was to think I’d be different in another country. We’re still the same, wrapped in the same shadows. Whatever we do, Wherever we go.

I should learn to get along with my own self. I really should.

1 year ago
#life #ramblings #brighton 
Brighton Tales, #6 - Set It Off

Just read that my fellow friends and amazing band King Of Conspiracy split up, after six years of noise, punk, DIY and a shitload of amazing gigs around the world. I don’t know if it’s because of the lack of sleep/work stuff/ or just me being sentimental, but I’m on the verge of crying now. Truly heartbroken. I am lucky enough to have followed them since (almost) the beginning, from crappy basements  to great support slots, on tour (with Blood Red Shoes), on cd (the EP “We”ll see if the arrogant last” is one of my favourite records ever), … Someone said on their facebook page that they changed the French punk landscape. It’s probably true.

DIY never dies, so check out their http://www.awhitemonkeynetwork.com/ project, listen to No Flag Project, their another band, and support your local scene.

Ok, Brighton :

1 year ago
#king of conspiracy #life #Brighton 
Brighton Tales, Weekend Edition
1 year ago
#mockingjay #brighton #writing #life #ramblings