Author: g.elskens@gmail.com

We’ve been here before.

Hello. How have you been? It’s been a while. Yeah, I know that’s on me. Here I am, once again, to tell you that I dropped the ball on my writing. Although one of my New Year’s resolutions was to post twice a month, somehow we’re ⅓ into the...

I’m fat

For someone who looks like me, there’s always room for improvement. I believed all of that. Until I didn't anymore and I started realising that it was never my fault....

How I bought a flat in London

In March of this year, I did something that had always seemed too good to be true. I bought a flat in London! If you know me, you know that living in London was my biggest dream since forever and that eventually, in 2019, I decided to brave it...

So, turns out I’m asexual

For as long as I can remember, sex has always been something that I would only consider if I was in a committed relationship with someone I had a strong emotional bond with. When I was a child and during the first years of my teens, most of my...

A Love Letter

To my chosen family, I’ve been meaning to write to you for years, but I never knew where to start. Why would anyone be interested in my love letter to the LGBTQ+ community? My story is by no means extraordinary, so why would anyone care? And how would I...

In 2021, I will have the audacity

I don’t exactly believe in New Year’s resolutions. Why do we pick one of the most depressing times of the year to make a promise that we will become better, less lazy, more put-together, upgraded versions of ourselves the second the clock strikes midnight? As if that new calendar...

My favourite books of 2020

2020 was the year of staying at home. So, naturally, that meant we all had more time than ever to explore our living rooms, catch up on that Netflix list and achieve our reading goals. Everywhere around me, I heard people talk about how their number of books they...

Mijn favoriete boeken van 2019 & de helft van 2020

Ik ga er geen doekjes om winden: mijn reading goal voor dit jaar wordt, net zoals de voorbije jaren, een grap. Ik had mezelf beloofd om in 2020 vijftig boeken te lezen… ik zit aan achttien boeken. Je zou denken dat een mens tijdens een pandemie meer leest, maar dat geldt...