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Prevent and Prevail
Prevent and Prevail

Prevent and Prevail

After a long period of relatively decent mental health, I've noticed a dip in my mood and a spike in my anxiety. I've been here enough times before to know that soon enough, I will feel calmer. In the past, relatively small incidents have triggered much larger,...

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It took a long time for me to become comfortable with my bipolar; when I was diagnosed, six years ago, I went into shock. After the psychiatrist delivered the news with icy detachment, my blood ran cold and I broke into a sweat. He gave me a prescription and...

The Others
The Others

The Others

I've always been somewhat flamboyant and as a small child I would choose outlandish outfits. When I was a toddler my favourite look was a croupier's visor, a tutu, a bright yellow t-shirt and a pair of red wellies. My parents allowed me the freedom to dress myself...

Skin Deep
Skin Deep

Skin Deep

A few years ago I developed acne, primarily due to stress. It flared up in the last few months of my dad's life, became very bad when he died and it hung around for a few years afterwards. It became worse during periods of pressure; when I was writing my book my...

Sustainable fashion, Green Fashion, slow fashion, Style, personal style, Celine, leopard print, Kurt Geiger, Mental Health maven
The Classics

The Classics

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons for fashion, I'm always excited to wrap up in snuggly knitwear and I love to contrast a feminine dress with chunky boots and a masculine coat. However, I'm increasingly aware of fashion's culpability for damaging the...

Heartbreak on the Doorstep
Heartbreak on the Doorstep

Heartbreak on the Doorstep

A few of weeks ago, I was walking home after dinner with a friend when I heard someone crying. I carried on walking but something made me stop in my tracks. I stood still, listening to this person weeping their heart out and felt compelled to go back; they might be...

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