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Amelia Tait is a freelance journalist, and was previously the New Statesman's tech and digital culture writer. She tweets at @ameliargh
It seems wrong somehow to dedicate my time to improving myself when the world is literally on fire.
Being able to see how I felt, or what I did, a few years ago helps me to keep my life now in perspective.
The nation delights at giving imaginary oranges to imaginary orphans, but doesn’t dare dream of creating a better life for everyone.
I found myself accidentally walking through an anti-Brexit protest in Trafalgar Square munching a Marks & Spencer sandwich.
Dressing like a librarian suddenly seems so right.
I am disheartened by how certain everyone seems, all the time.
Their messages are rarely threatening, strange, or sexually forward – they’re simply there.
The online reaction to Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain proves we still can’t think critically about how reality TV turns ordinary people into heroes and villains.
“All of us are doing what we can to find the good bits in a scary world – and for some people, that’s Disney.”