When A Kiss With a Fist Isn’t Better At All

Florence and the Machine’s lyric – “a kiss with a fist is better than none” – is, according to the singer, not about physical domestic abuse. She says it’s about “two people pushing each other to psychological extremes because they are fighting but they still love each other.” Sounds exactly like domestic abuse to me….

Sex, Fear and Unexpected Bravery: Embrace Every Challenge

I was fifteen years of age and I’d finished that evening’s homework. My knees stung as I knelt on a patch of thick, swirling red carpet in the corner of our sitting room hidden from the rest of the family by the dense shadow that always clung to one side of the bookshelf. They guessed…