Colder than Snow Queen

Dear Diary, I absolutely had to share this with you. I’ve been watching The Fall (British TVseries) the other night and… as any MA in Critical Literature would do, started comparing Gillian Anderson in X-Files and in The Fall. They are two completely different yet very much similar women… However, the point of my pondering…

How to measure loneliness…

Dear Diary, It hit me the other day. It really hit me. I am alone. I feel alone. I feel lonely. Well, I have my family. I have my child. But I am alone and lonely. This world is sick and screwed if women like me come to the point when they admit to themselves…

Cancer Cancel and Vice Versa

A few month ago I came across this article You May Want To Marry My Husband by Amy Kruse Rosenthal No wonder the word cancer and cancel look so similar and it took me. It took me and turned me and twisted me and turned me upside down and inside out. I know what this woman means….

Old Scars – New Pain

Dear Diary, I let you in a on a secret. Well, it is not a secret. It is something people prefer not to talk about even if stares them in the face. It stares them from my face…   I am a Cleftie. I was born with cleft lip and cleft palate. I went through…

V Day

Dear Diary, For a Politics major I am very much unpolitical, non-political, out-of politics person. I respect the values I grew up with. Some of them will never change or sway, no matter what I hear or read in mass media nowdays. V DAY – 9th May 1945 – we used to celebrate, we celebrate…

Unrequited Love Elixir

Dear Diary, Let the witch in me speak this part. We all need this Elixir at some point in our lives We all have suffered the ailment, the curse, the illness, the disease, the evil, the gift, the miracle of UNREQUITED LOVE. Why do I say all of us? Just Google it. You will find millions and…

Без-советно. Часть Первая

Один из моих друзей на Фейсбук повесил сегодня с утра пораньше такой пост Не ждите неприятностей. Японцы говорят: “Не учи судьбу плохому”… И я в очередной раз убедилась, что случайности – они совсем не случайности. Только на днях я думала, размышляла, складывала идею своего нового проекта: анти-советы Да, да, именно, анти-советы. Или советы о том,…

Beauty and The Beast: adventure?

Dear Diary, I saw it. I saw the movie, the new installment of Beauty and the Beast yesterday. It was a wonderful, beautiful movie with a happy ending. However, the point of my post is not that happy, sunny, all-tie-together-nicely. My point is… what’s the point? What was the point of looking for an adventure…