done battle

January 18, 2020

I have been married, divorced, faithful and unfaithful. I have battled with depression and enjoyed moments of bliss. I have had an abortion, I have been raped and I have stripteased. I have loved myself and loathed myself. Throughout my life, my exterior and interior have done battle – not just on account of being born one nationality and living quite another…

Ulrika Jonsson


May 27, 2018

Do you like me? Would you miss me if I disappeared? Have you been depressed?

Vita Sackville-West
Letter to Virginia Woolf, August 1927