Browsing Tag: Awareness

International Women’s Day 2020

March 8th: International Women’s Day. One of my first posts to my blog when it transferred from a personal journal to a lifestyle was on International Women’s Day 2018. I remember writing it, choosing my words wisely as I had in my previous gender equality and feminism posts, careful not to ruffle feathers or be […]

The Meanings we attach.

I’ve been doing an extensive amount of psychology work recently researching the varying perspectives on debates from aggression to gender. It sparked a thought when I realized me and a new friend of mine, Katelyn, both place mental health and illness meanings to mountains. It made me consider the vast amount of people that exist […]

My Future: Holding on to Hope.

Looking to the future, with hope… Foolish, naive, idiotic. Optimistic, hopeful, determined. I don’t know which collective of adjectives is best suited to describe my dreams as an anxiety-fueled 19-year-old with nearly four years of fight under her belt. 4 therapists down the line. and multiple combinations and doses of medication trialed and tested. I regularly […]

309 days of Recovery.

Bed-bound, crippled, tears rolling down my face my journey to recovery began. I was at rock bottom, I couldn’t fight any longer, I couldn’t tread water any longer, I couldn’t do it alone. Wednesday the 19th of December, 1400 hours, I met my therapist. I sat in my bed, under my covers, delicate. My therapist […]

Movies and Mental Illness​

Hello lovely, There has always been a common issue with the media creation of books, film and TV, which closely explore mental illness or heavily feature characters who have a mental illness, in the romanticisation of it and trivialisation of it. This probably happens for multiple reasons, but it doesn’t mean that all of these […]