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...
Labels

Labels

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 dismissed...
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...
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...
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...

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