A Slag By Popular Opinion

Louisa Leontiades On Writing, On Writing-Publicity

When you stick your head above the parapet during a revolution, you do so knowing that shots are coming your way. Writing about personal experience of non-monogamy is one way to put yourself in the firing line. Being interviewed about your non-monogamous relationship by England’s biggest tabloid, The Sun, is a better way.

A Picture Tells Thousand Words

Louisa Leontiades On Writing, On Writing-Publicity

But people see what they expect to see. And that included the photographer. So they positioned my boyfriend with his back to us. Then they made him change into nondescript unflattering shirt, standing apart from us. The couple, and the boyfriend. An appendage.

Caught on Camera

Louisa Leontiades On Writing, On Writing-Publicity

There are a select few photos on my boyfriend’s hard drive that are, shall we say, unashamedly for his eyes only. But apart from heavily vetted and otherwise ‘instagrammed’ photos on facebook, I’ve always been wary about being photographed.

Surviving Online Hatred

Louisa Leontiades On Writing, On Writing-Publicity

In the aftermath of one of my own battles, I sat and reflected on whether I still believed in making my private opinions… public through blogging. And why I was doing it. Was it purely attention seeking?