Carnival of Aces: Mental Health (Wrap-Up)

Asexuality and ARFID The mind behind Asexuality Archive has written an excellent piece on the similarities between how their asexuality and their eating disorder are perceived. ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) is an ED which is very rarely spoken about […]

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Weekly Wonders: 12th-18th February 2018

This week I haven’t felt very well, which hasn’t been very fun. But the in-between-bits have been good, so I don’t want to complain. I’m feeling super grateful, actually. Things are really tough, but life is kind of beautiful. That’s […]

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Weekly Wonders: 5th-11th February 2018

This week has been both exhausting and invigorating. I’ve had several moments of surrender, and I think that’s important. It’s scary and uncomfortable, but it’s necessary in order to move beyond where I’m at. This week, I’ve been feeling grateful […]

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Weekly Wonders: 22nd – 28th January 2018

This week has been exhausting – I’m sure Monday was 7 years ago rather than 7 days ago. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. My anxiety has been sky-high, for no apparent reason. I have cried in public far […]

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Cry Hard, Dance Harder: Tour Three Reflections

As I begin writing this piece, I’ve been home for less than 24 hours. Tour Three – on Paramore’s After Laughter cycle – finished on Saturday night in Glasgow. Now it’s Monday afternoon and I’m in Leeds. I feel strange […]

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Weekly Wonders: 8th-13th January 2018

This week has not been the most fun. I had an exam on Friday, and I have another this upcoming week. Which means a lot of sitting indoors doing things I don’t particularly want to do. And crying. And having […]

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My Tonight Alive Journey

With the release of Tonight Alive’s 4th full-length album, Underworld, getting closer and closer, I’ve been reflecting a lot on my relationship with the band over the years. They’ve been in my life since I was 15, since I heard […]

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There Is No ‘Good At Gratitude’

Welcome to what is hopefully going to be a weekly blog series in which I document what I’m feeling grateful for. I say ‘hopefully’, because mental health is messy, and self-care is hard. I don’t want to pretend otherwise, ever. […]

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2018 Mood Board: A Playlist

I’m not making concrete New Year’s Resolutions this time around. I’ve lived half my life with an eating disorder, so my track record with this tradition isn’t exactly positive. Not even in the past few years – as I’ve actively […]

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