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Author Archive: Anon

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October 5, 2014

I was fifteen. In an emotional abusive relationship (probably my trigger). I was alone in a crowd and no one knew. I tried to talk to councilors, I tried talking to matrons (I was living in a boarding hostel at the time) but no one would listen. No one would take me seriously, except maybe one or two of my closest friends.

October 5, 2014

I don’t believe in mental illness.
Well apart from like Down syndrome and stuff. I mean those are legitimate disabilities, right? What I meant to say is that I don’t believe in like depression, anorexia or ADHD. You know those ‘mental illnesses’.

September 21, 2014

Seventeen years old, no knowledge of the Spanish language and having never left the country on my own, I thought it would be a great idea to move to Argentina for a year.

August 11, 2014
August 3, 2014

Robert Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan, is coming to New Zealand to play three shows in August and September. He’s 73. His life and legend, along with that of the Beatles and the Stones, tower over modern music. Salient writer Mr Jones gets inside the man, the music and the myth. THE MAN I try my best/ To be just like […]

October 14, 2013

All of you freshers out there who have met the guys and gals of your dreams at uni and are about to be cruelly separated over the summer, I am here to tell you that it actually can work.

September 16, 2013

Society’s taboo around female masturbation is unhealthy and outdated.

April 2, 2012

Reflections on anxiously casual sex.

October 10, 2011

But at the same time something about it has been troubling me. My complaint certainly doesn’t need to be said, but it feels as if it ought to be at least mentioned, and the final issue seems to be the place to do that. Whenever I read Salient, I tend to encounter students musing upon […]