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12:26 PM | 6 November 2013

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Gemma Germains, one of heads behind design studio Well Made talks dirty sex, babies whilst at uni, creative projects and finding time for your own work.

Guest contributor: Gemma Germains

I found out I was pregnant a week before I started my second year in University. The news was more a reality check than a shock. I didn’t know why I was in university. I’d flitted between courses and epically failed the first year. It was hard to feel that I’d ruined my future when I didn’t have a particularly interesting future planned in the first place.

My pregnancy became an excellent distraction from the existential questions that umbrella’d my university career. Concerns about how to keep a wholly dependent human alive tend to trump any worries that a module in DJ Cultures looked like a bit of a cop out. I didn’t need to miss lectures, hiding from a regrettable one night stand. My very existence served as a walking cautionary tale for casual hook­upers.

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