Cover Photo: A photo of the author holding up a One Direction tote bag.
Photograph courtesy of the author; photo illustration by Matt Ortile

After Losing My Father, One Direction Helped Me Find Joy During Grief

That first time I heard it, the music was so catchy and the words were so ridiculous that I threw my head back and laughed. I opened the curtains that had been closed for a month.


more than a boyband.




The Blob,

Rocky Horror


we lost daddy today.

at? actually


Four .

spiritual, almost.

Doctor Who

Maggie Soares -Horne holds a BA in Publishing Media from Oxford Brookes University, and is now a writer and editor. She lives in Toronto with her amazing wife and terrible puppy.