Tamil, British, noodle enthusiast.
Hannah writes for Dear Asian Youth with an appetite for discourse and identity politics in entertainment, culture, and publishing.
Conflicted about her own Asian identity, she aims to explore the nuances of global issues through prose and creative non-fiction to strengthen and navigate her connection with communities.
May contain traces of existential crisis.
Not Safe for Wellbeing: Toxic Relationships in Teen and Adult Fiction
To end the guessing game, I’m going to name two titles:
1. Twilight. 2. Fifty Shades of Grey.
Whatever your immediate reaction—slow realization, confusion, or abrupt bodily repulsion—they are all valid. These two titles have solidified themselves as bestselling titles both on bookshelves and in the cinema—either as guilty pleasures or as titles deeply ridiculed in pop culture, depending on how much cringe your brain cells are willing to resist, particularly when it comes to the term ‘toxic relationship.’
I tried Hoisin Duck wraps from (almost) every UK supermarket
It felt like it didn't matter which supermarket I went to, they would almost always have hoisin duck as an option on their meal deal shelves. So I decided to put that theory to the test: can I find hoisin duck wraps in almost every supermarket? How do they differ depending on where you shop? Why is hoisin duck as a sandwich option almost as common as chicken and bacon, or tuna and mayonnaise, in the UK?