A nose ring, a bicycle, a Radiohead album: I’m becoming a total cliche – and I quite like it | Moya Lothian-McLean

My scorn for convention hid a pit of insecurity. I was just another urban millennial, and never as singular as I imagined

Overnight, I’ve started listening to Radiohead. For the millions who have already experienced the pleasure of transcending their mortal form via Weird Fishes, this won’t seem particularly notable. But I have spent my entire life this far avowedly not listening to Radiohead, a band reserved for boyfriends. Now, to paraphrase Thom Yorke himself, it’s as if I’ve knocked a hole in a wall and can see out on to another plane I never knew existed.

This is just one of a series of drastic U-turns I’ve made in recent months that have significantly undercut my previous conception of what sort of person I am. I’ve gone from seven years of declaring that I would never get on a bike in London, to being an annoying cycling evangelist.

Moya Lothian-McLean is a contributing editor at Novara Media

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