“Automat” (1927) — Painting by Edward Hopper

Our 20s are for many of us the most sociable years of our life — a time when we are young, beautiful and free, not yet tied down by a family or a mortgage. The loneliest? Naturally for many of us, the final decades of human life after our kids have moved away and we slowly outlive our parents, siblings, friends and even partners. I perhaps fall in a small minority of people with a slightly different experience.

At 26, I have a low number of acquaintances. So low in fact, that I am not brave enough to put it…

Tara Virango

I invented "I'm not like other girls" syndrome.

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