Towards the start of 2020, as the first lockdown loomed on the horizon, my mind did its usual thing and melded into a wad of worry. It was heavy, saturated and impossible to wring out while my overlapping responsibilities piled higher and higher.

It was at this moment that I…

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When people ask me what my favourite film is, my response always surprises them: Deep Impact.

Why would a seemingly-run-of-the-mill 1990s disaster movie top anyone’s list ahead of so many other cinematic classics?

Because, I tell them, Deep Impact isn’t a film about a disaster. It’s a film about humanity…

Hayley J Dunlop

Mother, author, overthinker. Currently working on my first novel. She / her.

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