On Female Friendship: It’s Complicated

After being bullied at my all-girls boarding school, I developed a social phobia, had to be withdrawn and take three months off. As an adult, female relationships can be just as hard to navigate, which, ironically, is why you need your friends around.

So It Turns Out I'm A Parasomniac

The worst manifestation for me is sleep paralysis, where I'm awake and totally unable to move, speak or scream for what seems like an hour. It's frequently accompanied by hallucinations, which are always of someone entering the room with a view to attacking while I'm paralysed.