“APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.”
-T.S. Eliot, from ‘The Waste Land’
So, to get it out the way I thought I’d start by explaining the name of my blog, hence the above passage from ‘The Waste Land’. Calling yourself the cruellest month may be a bit of a weird way to describe yourself, but when I was try to think of blog names it just clicked with me. I think it described the attitude I wanted to come across in my work, and that is not that I am going to be cruel (or ever want to be), but that I am not going to take things lying down. I am going to dare to talk about the things that would make me a ‘nasty woman’ to some people. A scary thought considering the social media backlash women constantly face online. However, I’m determined to summon my inner Gryffindor (though l’m still undecided if I am a Ravenclaw or Gryffindor) and see it through.
However, at the same time a lot of the posts here are also going to be fairly what I’d call ‘light hearted’. I think it’s important to have a place to escape the world sometimes and I hope my blog in its pastel, rainbow glory can help people to do that at least a little (even if it’s to only laugh at my ridiculousness).