girl talk

new year, new fear

against my own better judgement, i had what felt like a long overdue cathartic outpouring on instagram yesterday. part of me regrets it, and part of me doesn’t. i don’t regret being honest about how hard things can be. i just think, retrospectively, that a post lamenting about how no-one cares anymore can be perceived as attention-seeking at the best of times, but when a whole flood of people then send messages of support/love, it just looks downright tacky on my part.  to clarify: yesterday i felt like giving up. and the feedback that i got stopped me from doing...

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clean conscience vs clean colon

today is a milestone. it's official. i have made it. today i received an email asking if i want to collaborate with a brand (which i will respectfully keep anonymous) on their detox tea.  my boyfriend advised me against posting anything about them, just in case other brands were put off approaching me about legit projects in future. to be clear: my issue is not with promoting products, my issue is with promoting a product which lists dizziness, vomiting, and severe cramping as possible side effects of leaving a teabag in for too long. i'm also somewhat offended by a...

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an honest update

i have always tried to be open and upfront about the goings-on at GRLCLB. i want to be honest, not only because i feel like i owe it to people who spend their hard-earned money on my pieces, but also because i want people to understand what it is like to try & make a living off of your art. it is not easy. sure, i spend a lot of time in my pyjamas, and i eat a lot of snacks while i work, but life is a lot harder now than when i was working 5, 6, sometimes 7,...

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GRLCLB does halloween


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signed, sealed, delivered - you wish

one of the hardest things about writing these is being able to draw a line under the topic at hand, and prevent it from turning into a no-holds-barred tables-ladders-and-chairs match against the patriarchy and a love letter to feminism that will keep me typing for the rest of my life. i sat down to write about the commodity of women. but anyone with the slightest inkling of feminist culture can understand how difficult it is to extract something so inextricably linked to all aspects of inequality. women are, and always have been, treated as commodities. a commodity is a raw...

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