Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.
Why Women Have Sex With Their Bras On
We’re not trying to recreate PG-13 rom-coms. Sex with a little less self-consciousness is better for everyone involved
We Can’t Escape the Trope of the Breakup Dinner
Dumping her at a fancy restaurant is a scenario calculated for good TV. In reality? It’s a disaster.
The Trouble With Epigenetics, the Trendy Topic of ‘Inherited Trauma’
Is pain really ‘passed down through DNA’? The new trauma discourse rests on scant evidence — and, dangerously, glosses over the greater truth