Add it to the pile of sadness please.

Once, when I was working at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (humblebrag) I was having a conversation with some people about the kind of work that was being performed that year. There was wine, and talking over one another and the usual Edinburgh…

Why 2020 is the year I will start saying NO.

We are now officially back in the 20’s. The 2020’s to be exact, and while I hear the constant trill of “This is gonna be MY YEAR” I find myself at a crossroads. Currently, I am sitting on a sub par-train carriage (that smells of piss and lemon pledge) having…

On celebrating Christmas abroad.

“Christmas where the gum trees grow

There is no frost and there is no snow

Christmas in Australia’s hot

Cold and frosty is what its not

When the bloom of the Jacaranda tree is here

Christmas time is near”

As bizarre as the above statement might…

On how to navigate leaving my twenties behind.

So. It has finally happened. Thirty years on this earth and counting. No longer can I cling to the excuse that “I was in my twenties, I was young!”. Those days now long behind me, my mind is looking to the future.

On Brendon Urie

The year is 2005. I am sixteen, working in a fashion retail outlet mall on the edges of Olympic Park in Sydney. I am wearing a pink dress that doesn’t suit me (despite all my work colleagues telling me I look “soooo cute”) and self-consciously scraping my long emo fringe…

On Love

The first time my mother spoke to me about where babies come from, it was not your usual uncomfortable conversation. In fact, the memory is so vivid, sometimes I wonder if I made it up (spoiler: I didn’t.) Another stinking hot day in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, I was sat at…

On non-expertise

When I was in high school, I always felt one step ahead. I knew where I was going, dancing my way across the playground, hair sweat-drenched in the searing heat, my fabulous best friend by my side. I was creative, singing daily, throwing myself into my final Creative Writing Project…

Amy Toledano

Sydney born, and London based Writer and Theatre Creative. Lover of books, live music and a bloody good vegan burrito. Not an Expert.

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