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Confidence Tricks
Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

This week I've learnt a few lessons about self-confidence. To an outside eye, I probably appear pretty self-assured; I'm very comfortable on stage and on camera and I'm happy to speak in public. But at my core, I'm actually somewhat shy. I often find myself...

Bare Bones
Bare Bones

Bare Bones

Over the years, the fashion industry has earned a lot of criticism for using extremely thin models. It seems that the debate over skinny models has been raging since the 90s and the advent of heroine chic, with good reason. The average runway model is 5"9 to 5"11,...

Self-Care vs Self-Medication
Self-Care vs Self-Medication

Self-Care vs Self-Medication

It has occurred to me that some people may feel excluded from my content around mental health, as not everyone has a mental illness. However, I would suggest that taking appropriate care of one's mental health is helpful for all of us. You don't have to have a...

Collective Heart
Collective Heart

Collective Heart

In January this year I was asked to be a part of Teatum Jones' AW18 Global Womanhood collection. I was amongst a diverse group of 25 women of varying ages, ethnicities, social backgrounds and professions. We took part in a short film where we were asked three...

How to Survive in a Mad World
How to Survive in a Mad World

How to Survive in a Mad World

Earlier this week I wrote about why it can be hard to talk about mental health. Even though I've written extensively and openly about having bipolar, and other auxiliary conditions, I still find it difficult to be honest about how I really feel. I know this is...

First Responders
First Responders

First Responders

I've been thinking about why it's so difficult to talk about mental health. I'm trying to do my bit to banish the shame and stigma that surrounds mental illness. However, it's still hard to admit on a casual and immediate basis that I'm not ok. Even when my very...

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