I had a dream I was murdered last night. In my dream I was walking home from the tube, a route I took often when I lived in South East London. It was dark out but still early, about 8pm in winter I guess. And I was walking home and…


You know that cow Damien Hirst put in that tank? That’s how I feel a lot of the time. In perpetual suspended animation. …


ID: tire tracks through light, patchy snow on a tarmac road, the photo feels kinda sad for some reason (photo authors own)

It’s 10pm in a pandemic, and we’re all just trying our best.

When you get to your *cough* late 20s *cough* it feels like everybody you know is having babies and weddings and congratulatory house purchase postings, and it feels like an outer body experience to watch your former peers…


Three young people stand in front of a sports car. The backdrop is an LA sunset. They are rich, young, and hot.
Bling Empire — Image from Netflix

During the last global pandemic, I feel pretty confident in saying that the world didn’t turn to Netflix for binge watching comfort, not least because the internet hadn’t been invented yet.

So it’s hard to measure our coping mechanisms against any historical baseline. What I’m trying to say is there’s…


Photo by me, at a party in the past

Parties are my happy place. Any mid sized gathering filled with booze and people I don’t know is heaven, to me. I love getting dressed up, making friends and small talk, and drinking half a bottle of a strangers wine. House parties, birthday parties, weddings, work dos, casual nights that…


header image with a burry background that is various shades of blue, the text in white reads “comfortable clothes”

In my mid twenties my body decided that it was time to prepare for childbirth. My body either didn’t know or didn’t care care that I was single. …


I’ve long since given up pretending writing is anything other than cheap therapy. I don’t have the patience for reporting and I’m not famous and or interesting enough to make it in the personal essay world. But writing is a good way to sort through the thoughts in my head…


Photo by Joe on Unsplash

Breaking into any industry is a daunting task, but for This Young Artist even more so.

“It was tough when I started out, you know? People just weren’t interested in a person like me. …


photo authors own

Flight or fight is a concept that explains two extreme reactions to any form of danger that mammals experience. They can choose to run away, or they can choose to stay put and fight through.

But there’s a third “f” that feels a lot more relevant at the moment: freeze.


Images via: https://twitter.com/RishiSunak

If you spend any amount of time on British Political Twitter, you’ve probably come across the graphical stylings of Rishi Sunak’s overeager Social Media Manager.

The kerning, the font choices, the rock star signature? It’s a lot to take in. The colour palette isn’t fixed, and the aesthetic bounces about…

Alice Corner

British lass in Canada, writing about politics, pop culture, feminism, class, being a millennial, telly, and myself. Tweet me @blerhgh

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