At Last

At Last

I am finally emerging from a very dark spell of mental illness and it’s a relief to return to relative equilibrium. I can see my life with some clarity; it’s by no means perfect and I still have my fair share of shit to deal with, but I’m well enough...
The Mask

The Mask

A few months ago, I recorded an episode of Greifcast with Cariad Llyod. Every week, Cariad interviews a different comedian, actor, musician or writer about their experiences of death and grief. It’s one of my favourite podcasts and I find listening to other...
Be here, now.

Be here, now.

I was in a strange mood when these photos were taken. Despite the beauty of the surrounding cherry blossom, I felt pensive and not altogether present. My detachment from reality probably explains why I chose a 70s vintage dress that wouldn’t be out of place in a...
The Upside

The Upside

My mental health has not been great recently, I’ve alluded to this in previous blog posts but I don’t want to share the details yet because I’m still going through it. Now I’ve stopped drinking, I’ve removed a whole spectrum of...
Open Doors

Open Doors

I often write about how clothes make me feel, in the context of my mental health. Sometimes I worry this is a little trite, given the severity of my bipolar and various other disorders. After all, putting on a dress is no substitute for proper treatment. However, I...
The Fear

The Fear

I often feel anxious and worry about a stack of things, most of which I cannot control. I fret constantly about my career, being a freelancer isn’t great if you have perpetual anxiety. I angst about my son and how he will manage when he first goes to school and...

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