A Tale of Two Survivors: on abusive relationships

Content note: rape, emotional abuse, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders.

Welcome back to G4RL’s collaborative posts and ‘A Tale of Two Survivors’.  Allow me to introduce a remarkable woman, Tess. She’s a User Experience Researcher by day and a Broadway musical star by night. You can find her over on Instagram, where she refuses to let the Inhaling Seagull meme die.

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My Ex is Dating Someone New

Imagine life is a video game called Emotional Development.  Sure, the title ain’t snappy, but the graphics are great. In this game, you play out romantic entanglements. You can only ‘level up’ when you’ve grown positively from your experiences. Think of G4RL as the online instruction manual. People refuse to read it and wonder why they’ve been left on read by Brad at Level Two.

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Jealousy

I have green eyes. In some lights, they look blue. An ex-boyfriend once said he’d “never seen such depth of colour”. I store this compliment on a brief listed titled Nice Things Men Have Said.

I’ve been a green-eyed monster. In the second of the Big Scary Word series, we’re talking about jealousy. One emotion: three questions. Find out more about the girl behind G4RL. Allow me to confess to my past sins. Let me explain how I overcame jealousy and blossomed into a blue-eyed babe.

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A Tale of Two Gals: on being single

All the single ladies (now put your developed sense of self-worth up!)

Welcome back to G4RL’s collaborative posts and ‘A Tale of Two Gals’.  Allow me to introduce my true pal, Sophie. She’s an arts marketer and the UK Vice-Chair of the Society of Young Publishers. You can find her over on Twitter, where she supports aspiring publishing professionals and makes more than a few wise cracks.

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