No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer

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No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer

No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer

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Featuring a vibrant rainbow design, and our super-sized Q logo, you won't find a more stylish way to make a statement. However, when Galustian gets serious and speaks candidly about the shame of being poor in secondary school (whilst also being fiercely proud of her background and community), the pain of navigating her first - secret - relationship with a girl and the subsequent heartbreak and, most of all, the sudden, devastating loss of her teenage nephew, to whom she was incredibly close, in 2018. Through her writing, Soph comes across as bubbly and entertaining to be around, but also warm and kind, warning you when she’s about to tell you something heavy, and (quite literally) holding space for you to process any feelings her stories might have brought up. My zine, emo diary, which I initially released quietly and self-consciously, speaks for itself by now.

Most women feel the pressure to make ourselves smaller, to apologise for asking for what we’re owed. No Worries if Not is a funny, relatable coming-of-age story, that explores Soph Galustian's experiences of poverty, queerness, mental health, grief and community. However, the whole idea of not apologising didn't actually last very long as an idea in the story, it felt like this part of the story was more of an afterthought to the romance.

I wasn't sure about the first two-thirds of the book - although very funny, and I liked the mixed approach of poetry, prose and pages for writing your own thoughts - it occasionally felt quite surface-level and didn't necessarily give much new insight into being young, queer and working class in Manchester. The pace of the book was mainly just right, however I found the flashback chapters interrupted the story unnecessarily. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms - but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation.

It feels like Soph is having an informal conversation with the reader personally, regularly referring to and asking questions of “you”, and confessing some of her most embarrassing moments and behaviour growing up. She assures me that this self-doubt is common: "So many women I know and work with lack confidence, harbour self-doubt, identify with imposter syndrome, play down their strengths, focus on their weaknesses and usually aren’t great at celebrating their successes," she tells me. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights.

Think of how many t-shirts you’ve seen aimed at girls with ‘be kind’ and ‘happy thoughts’ messages emblazoned on the front.

Great journalists, actors and authors whose worth has been solidly proven by an output of incredible work, and yet they saw themselves in my self-deprecation. A nostalgic trip down memory lane for me with the music of the year, but this is so much more than that. But the person on the receiving end will know that our ​ “no worries if not” is a meaningless flourish, right? I’ve tried to erase it in myself, realising that when my boyfriend asks for work or more money, he doesn’t apologise. She is, unfortunately, a bit of an expert when it comes to living with anxiety, and speaks openly about growing up with panic attacks and health anxiety.As I said as a piece of fiction it’s brilliant but with Teacher hat on - it would also make an excellent route for a school English/Guidance/Biology collaboration to open up positive discussion about the topics dealt with in the story. The set, which is crafted by Sensitive Studio, draws from elements in the game and includes pieces like a giant biological clock. In fact, my friend Lilli and I have a running joke about the phrase “no worries if not”, we both use it far too much. She recounts her life from childhood, to teens, into adulthood through a mixture of short stories, spoken word, illustrations and space for the reader to reflect (or draw tits.

She is passionate about challenging mental health and particularly addiction stigma, has worked with the media in PR and marketing for over 18 years and has experienced anxiety for even longer.Her feelings of guilt, an unrealistic desire to keep everyone happy and aversion to complaining about things were scarily accurate – after all women aren’t meant to make a fuss. My favorite article I read last week was “‘Severance,’ ‘Severance,’ and the Dissociative Demands of Office Labor,” by Rebecca Ackerman for Electric Literature , about the common thread between the book Severance by Ling Ma, the show Severance on Apple TV+, and the dystopian state of modern work (warning lots of spoilers).

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