We were taught never to talk to strangers, yet I talk to more strangers on Twitter than I do acquaintances I know every day
Ellie Pilcher is a writer based in North London. She works in book publishing as a Marketing and Publicity Executive, runs a Careers, Books and Lifestyle blog called EllesBellesNotebook and writes historical and contemporary novels in her spare time. You will regularly find her binge-watching Netflix, setting herself challenges or cleaning her ever-messy flat. Follow her on Instagram for regular updates: https://www.instagram.com/ellesbellesnotebook/ or visit her blog: http://ellesbellesnotebook.co.uk/
Loneliness can often feel like British weather. Suddenly the clouds disperse and you have a long unexpected heatwave of joy, of feeling included. Other days it starts raining with no warning.
07/09/2018 08:11 BST
The hashtag is not feminist or empowering - it infantilises women and genders an aspiration that should be available to all
03/09/2018 15:12 BST
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more