That time they printed my letter in Attitude Magazine and it got weird

When I was 16 it was the year 2000. We had email and chat rooms then but nothing close to what we now call social media. We had to phone up each other’s landlines and ask our friend’s parents if they were free. We had to chat in hallways or our parent’s bedrooms, as the phones had to be plugged in. It was hard for me when I came … Continue reading That time they printed my letter in Attitude Magazine and it got weird

Therapy: The Boy With The Yellow Folder (Part TWO)

Every morning on the bus ride in to school as more and more kids got on through the other villages and the town, the taunting grew and grew. Someone would almost always say something. They’d laugh about my hair, try and steal my bag, throw things at my head. It was a school bus, no-one cared. I’d get off the bus as soon as possible … Continue reading Therapy: The Boy With The Yellow Folder (Part TWO)

Therapy: The Boy With The Yellow Folder (Part ONE)

When I was at school I carried around a yellow lever-arch folder. I preferred to carry it rather than jam it awkwardly into my school bag. That rectangle of yellow against the navy blue of my uniform became a shield against everything. When the school first found out I had a crush on another boy, I was in the music department over lunch time, eating … Continue reading Therapy: The Boy With The Yellow Folder (Part ONE)