Notes on Identity
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Notes on Identity

How to turn forty

If I’m honest, I never expected to make it to forty. I actually thought I was going to die before I was twenty-one.

This wasn’t because I was struck down with a terminal illness, or my childhood was riddled with gun-toting gangs curiously high on illegal substances. I’d just read a book called ‘Palmistry for You’ at my Mum’s house when I was nine, then convinced myself I had an exceptionally short lifeline.

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Nina Jervis

Nina Jervis

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Writer and professional empathiser (not necessarily in that order).