Things women say to other women that they don’t really mean.

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Women have this weird habit of saying things they don’t mean to other women. I can say this because I am a woman, and I often say things I don’t really mean to other women. I’m sure men do it too, like when they say, “go for it mate, she’s definitely interested”, or, “I mean, it’s […]

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Babe in a back brace.

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Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down, and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and I’ll tell you how I can’t sit down for too long because I’m in excruciating and relentless pain. For the past five months or so, there’s been a bone […]

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Am I having a nervous breakdown, or am I just being dramatic?

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Ah, that age old question I find myself asking daily; am I in the midst of a quarter-life crisis, or was I just being dramatic when I cried about the muesli I dropped on the kitchen floor? I hate clichés, they send a shiver down my spine. But one cliché seems so fitting right now: when […]

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Dating haikus

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Fleeting and often disappointing, haikus are much like my love life. Think of me like Sylvia Plath, but with Tinder.

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“I don’t like the crusts.”

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I come from a conventional family; meet the wealthy love of your life by 23, provide your parents with grandchildren by 25, stay at home to create a haven for said husband and children, and when you can’t take the screaming brats any longer, get a part-time desk job at a soulless corporate firm. To […]

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A dog stole my identity

Until 2015, if you searched my name on Facebook, I was the only Pippa, Philippa or Pip Bugg that existed. Sure, there were Phillip’s, Philip’s and Buggy’s – but Pip Bugg, it was just me. It was a life of solitude and great responsibility, but it was a burden I was prepared to carry. Yes, I knew […]

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