Identity

The Self-Erasing Self: Reclaiming the Neurodivergent Identity

Throughout ‘Movember’ and its immediate aftermath, the university has put on a number of events for the sake of Mental Health Awareness. But for those of us who have suffered the ravages of mental health stigma for years on end, it’s a real struggle not to be cynical. Neurodivergents – i.e. anyone whose psychology lies […]

Day trip to Edinburgh: going to a different country?

Is Scotland the nation and the United Kingdom merely the political state? Are ‘Scottish’ and ‘British’ mutually exclusive identities? When the train leaves Durham and heads north to Edinburgh, what border am I crossing?