There’s a reason why I try my hardest in life to not have a routine or schedule – taking a break. God damn it’s hard to get back into the swing of things you want to do after a few weeks of not really doing much (apart from turning a year older, a holibob … Continue reading Positive Masculinity
CW: Rape, Sexual Assault, abuse and consent TW: Rape, discussions of sexual assault, interviews and commentary of violence against women, gaslighting Whilst having a conversation last night with an enlightened soul, I had something articulated to me that I had been mulling over for a couple weeks. Why were all the apologies coming from misogynists, … Continue reading #sorrynotsorry
CW: mental health, mental illness, bipolar, BPD, eating disorders So, it’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. A time to shine light on pressing topics in an environment, via the main stream media and ignorant officials, that don't quite get it right. Firstly, let’s just debunk something that I find people often confuse. We all have … Continue reading Mental Health vs Mental Illness
CW: mention of anxiety, depression, suicide. I want to apologise in advance for those in or out of the profession – at any capacity – that most certainly can do and also teach. The titular phrasing of this post is not a dig at teachers being talentless, but rather the mentality I had when entering … Continue reading Those that can’t do, teach
CW: Mental Health, Mental Illness, Eating Disorders, Mental/Emotional Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Toxic Masculinity TW: Weight, Body Image, Body Dysmorphia, Mental Abuse, Abusive Slurs and Cusses, Familial Issues and Parental Problems. No, I’m not writing a review of the 2011 Pedro Almodóvar movie. Yes, I will eventually talk about my skin, albeit contextually different than a … Continue reading The skin I live in
CW: Mental Health, Mental Illnesses, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Anxiety, Stress, Suicide TW: Suicide, anxiety, panic attacks, NHS, mental illnesses, stress, trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, emotional/mental/sexual abuse. Whenever I attempt to be open and honest about my mental illnesses, I am often confronted with either “oh, that’s so brave” or “oh, how do you cope with … Continue reading Me, Mental Health and the NHS.
CW: Racism, Anti-Semitism, prejudice, most things British. I’m British, well more correctly – I’m English. I’m neither proud nor happy about it, indifferent is a more accurate description of my feelings towards nationality. The only nationality I have ever felt any shade of ‘pride’ for was my European status, now revoked. I’m also white, undeniably. … Continue reading Is Britain still racist?