There is more to me than my face

Call me jaded, call me secretly romantic, but I simply can’t bring myself to use dating apps anymore.

I’ve sung the praises of single life before, and it’s a life I enjoy greatly; but that does not mean I am opposed to sharing this world with another.

Just as it…

Loving our idols from afar can be a very intense relationship

Last year I woke one morning to a solemn message from my best friend: Sorry for your loss, my dear.

My eyes blinked in bleary confusion. Loss? Not again.

My sibling had died from cancer years earlier and, while I understood they had left the world much sooner than most…

Not everyone wants a life that resembles an upbeat pop song

Don’t ask me to count how many times I’ve walked home, alone, the sound of The Smiths pulsing through my earphones as frontman, Morrissey, laments: “You know I’m unlovable …”

Sometimes, if it’s late evening or no one else is walking behind me, I close my eyes and imagine a…

Sentimentality can become a curse if you let it.

We live in an age where social media encourages us to re-share photos from just one or more years ago, baking in our excessive nostalgia for times that may not have been half as great as the picture wants us to…

During her recent Australian tour, I watched social media go wild as a number of gay men — some of whom I knew, many of whom I did not — posted their videos, memes and general adoration for Lizzo.

The US rapper once known as Melissa Viviane Jefferson has, not surprisingly, become both an ally and icon for the gay community. “My shows are very inclusive safe spaces for everyone, especially marginalized people, more specifically the LGBTQIA+ community,” she told Variety.

Personally, rap just isn’t my thing. I tried…

When William was on his way to work, he received an unexpected message from the doctor: could he come to the surgery in one hour’s time?

As a million dire thoughts raced through his mind, William, a 34-year-old teacher from Sydney, Australia, began to experience an anxiety attack. …

There is a difference between dogged perseverance and knowing that it’s time to give up.

All my life I’ve only ever wanted one thing: to be a writer.

Lots of people have the exact same desire, I know. The amount of hopeful authors out there seems to exceed aspiring actors…

Before our first — and final — date, the French man whom I’d been chatting to for the past 48 hours offered some comforting words to help calm my nerves.

“At the very least,” he assured, “we can still be friends.”

Possibly he meant well, but this flimsy promise made…

There are bigger problems in this world, but one of the things that worries me is knowing I have friends whose handwriting I’ve never seen.

I’m aware that there is an entire generation who may never have penned, sent or received a hand-written missive in their lives, though a lack…

Just before 12 am on a weeknight, my whole apartment rattles with the urgent buzzing of the intercom.

What happens next is a frenetic flurry: my housemate rushing to the door to let in his latest hook-up, and quickly shuffling them back out between twenty to forty minutes later, all…

Mitchell Jordan

A semi-colon in the shape of a human.

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