The Modern Queer Writer

So I’m doing a module this semester on women and literature, which has been pretty cool so far, and made me think a lot, having been perceived as a woman my whole life. We’re only a few weeks in, but already the questions we’ve been presented with have leaked into other aspects of my thinking…

Sexual harassment in the LGBT community

The recent allegations against the comedian Al Porter served as an uncomfortable reminder that sexual harassment and assault can happen anywhere. It’s something I have witnessed, it’s something I have been a victim of. And I am sure like those who have spoken out about Al Porter, there are many others with stories like mine. Granted…

Opinion: The Eighth Amendment

The opinions expressed in the following article are those of its author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCC Express. The author has requested to be credited as ‘anonymous’, and we have complied with this request. I am a male, mature student of UCC and at present, I sit firmly on the…

Denise

How can one hope to prepare for such searing loss. Confronted by the hollow void, the bridge we all must cross. One so green, at twenty years robbed of rightful time. Who can the world hope to blame for a higher being’s crime. The stolen joy, extinguished plans of all that lay ahead. The mortal…

Waiting for Climate Change

By a concerned but ultimately exasperated individual For those of you whom do not know, “Waiting for Godot” is arguably Samuel Beckett’s greatest play, revolving around two characters Vladimir and Estragon, who wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never actually arrives. They are told that Godot will not arrive today but surely…

Rat Immortal

Rat! A rat! That unseelie presence that lingered at the margins Of crepe-lined classrooms in a Douglas suburb. We were warned against the black boxes That squatted in yard-corners, But no shape broke the pastel peace for weeks on end. Oh, but the day you showed your face Was well timed, my boy – No…