Yes, these are photos of my neck. That’s because last night I was showing my mum some old photos and I got to some of my school photos. I didn’t get individual portraits every year so there’s a large gap. The one on the left is from K-2. The one on the right from Year 12. Why am I posting this with all these details? Because the first thing my mum said when I switched to an older picture of me was “Oh my gosh, look at your neck!” Me: What? What’s wrong with it?! Mum: It looks like a man’s neck. Me: Well excuse me for not having a dainty little neck. Do you know what it’s from? That neck is my tolerance to strangles that I developed at judo. So while it’s not small, it can save my life. While everybody else is tapping out or suffocating, I’ve got time because my neck can take it.