Internalisation and Identities

There’s an old joke that gets told around these parts about a neighbouring town. The idea behind the joke is to belittle, to establish a mythology, to underscore the peculiarity and the oddness and the strangeness of the town. To make it clear to people that those who live there are alien. Other. Strange. Don’t […]

Why, Thank You! You’re Too Kind

I’ve been mulling over Plumcake’s post about accepting compliments since she wrote it way back in April. One of the things about being read as a woman is that I internalise a lot of behaviours that society expects of women. This includes some things I really don’t like, one of which is constantly denigrating myself […]