Acclaim Magazine have been supporters of Obnoxious Owl right from the early days. Right in the beginning when I was still a baby Owl and venturing in the world of published writing, the folk at Acclaim were always happy to give advice and to give lil 'ol me a chance. When I first moved to Australia I knew no one and I hadn't written a word in years. A career in fashion and a broken heart was all I had which lead me to start pouring my frustrations onto the internet. Obnoxious Owl was born! This blog, this weird little website full of gibberish, has taken me down so many roads and on so many adventures. I sometimes have mild panic attacks when I think 'What if I never started this?' I would never have met the people I now regard as family, I would never have had the opportunities that 18 year old me used to dream about and I probably wouldn't have found myself living in Melbourne. Acclaim Magazine was one of the publications I always wanted to be involved with. Why? Because I related to it. When you open the page of a fresh new mag and you hear that spine crack, you can sense the late nights, the tears, the arguments, the laughs, the hangovers and most of all, the passion. No one in independent media is doing it for the money let me tell you! The people who are at Acclaim are there because they want to be.
So here I am with my very own regular column over on Acclaims brand new website. Sure, I'm not writing about the political situation in Korea or carbon tax...this particular pile of words is about threesomes. And no, I'm not talking from experience, I'm bringing to light the things that aren't a big deal in the grand scheme of things but they are a big deal in our lives. Us privileged bunch who worry about 'is he/she gonna call?' 'am I hot enough?' 'is my dick big enough?' 'my boyfriend is pressuring me into some cray shit in the bedroom' - yeah, there are bigger problems in the world for sure but that fact won't stop us from worrying about all the other bullshit will it?
So read my weekly column SHOOTING FROM THE HIP by Obnoxious Owl on acclaimmag.com and relish in the trivial.