Escapism is not a new phenomenon; it’s been going on for as long as people have been telling stories. Through stories, it is possible to hold an entirely new world in your hands; and for a few harmless moments, jump into it, and escape the real one.
“The issue of emotional labour, and most notably women’s often unequal share of the load, has been hotly contested in recent times. Some describe it as one of the new frontiers of modern-day feminism, while others are sceptical and see it as overanalysing the situation or ascribing unnecessary blame.”
“it’s not about my physical pain /
it’s the pain of their disbelief.”
This is an extract from the beginning of Kathryn’s debut novel Hitch, which will be published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2019.
“Balancing sleep, studies, jobs, extracurriculars, physical and mental health and our relationships seems like a pretty huge task …”
Hey fraannd, Brace yourself because this is going to be one unusually lengthy message. Let me begin with an apology. Terribly sorry it took me so long to reply to your last message. I’ve been busy as usual – and I’m sure you would have been too. It’s not that I haven’t been meaning to …