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She/her. Outspoken intersectional feminist, committed to thoughtful cultural analysis and social justice work. Lover of simple things. Writer and observer.

sipping on jasmine tea we’re already talking about your boyfriend’s relationship with his father, the time my dad was so depressed he couldn’t get out of bed, or when your mother had a nervous breakdown and was never the same again. joy and reassurance run deep in my veins as…


Ask for it, ask for it, did she ask for it? She usually doesn’t ask for anything, really. She knows not how to ask for help. She can help herself, she thinks. She didn’t ask, that one time, for a very sober man to follow her home at night asking…


Here’s a stream of consciousness birthed during the first hours of my second lockdown, whilst experiencing a mixture of anger, fear, longing, and love — to only name a few. …


For all the times I thought cutting you off would’ve made me find happiness. I was so blind I thought you were the thing holding me back from living my life the way I wanted to. You were doing so much for me and I had nothing but hate for…


On Growing Up with a Mentally Ill Parent and Choosing to Abandon the Victim Mentality

I love my dad. He is a successful lawyer, taught me how to ride a bike, made me curious about travelling and diversity, shared with me his passion for culture, adventures, good books, and nature…


Art by: @_lauraberger_

Stereotypes. Stereotypes are one of the reasons why people become judgemental toward the things that they don’t know about, and develop false perceptions based on fear rather than experience. I stopped keeping count of the number of disappointing conversations I’ve had with educated men who claim they are not feminists…


As a teenager, I used to obsess over the fantasy of a love story that would be so passionate, romantic, and intense it would make me into a new, more experienced, more exciting and confident girl. I watched romantic comedies and religiously followed up on famous celebrity couples — what…


Western contemporary society has an issue when it comes to dealing with emotional darkness and negative feelings. Removing them, finding alternatives to them, pretending they don’t exist, acting like they’re an unnecessary part of our human experience which do not deserve our full attention. …


Mission Lifeline and Sea Watch volunteers demonstrating against the Maltese government decision to sequester their rescue ships. La Valletta, Malta, July 2nd, 2018.

A crucifix is hanging on the courtroom’s wall in La Valletta, Malta, where Claus-Peter Reisch’s hearing has taken place on Monday morning, July 2nd, 2018. Another crucifix is placed on judge Mifsud’s desk, looking directly over at the defendant and the rest of the jury.

Claus-Peter Reisch is being detained…


According to the Oxford dictionary, own means have something as one’s own or possess. It’s been about two and a half years since I actively began reading books about feminist theory and manifestos, watching documentaries about female emancipation, going to women’s rights demonstration carrying around huge posters, and defining myself…

Francesca Giuliano

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