First Loves and Forever Ever Afters

Matisse Walkden-Brown
Human Parts
Published in
8 min readFeb 14, 2024

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I don’t really know what my first love was. I think I started to fall in love with things fast and furiously from a young age. Jonathon Taylor Thomas might have been up there. Devon Sawa as Casper the Ghost wasn’t far behind. Heath Ledger forever. There was a boy at my primary school who was unscrupulously violent, but also had a mushroom-shaped blonde haircut so I was desperate to confirm he knew I was alive. The packets of…

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Matisse Walkden-Brown
Human Parts

Just a girl trying to make sense of the world and maintain a fantastic attitude. 🤸🏼‍♀️🤹🏼‍♀️💓 Campaign Strategist, Writer, Climate Activist & Mother.