No, You Don’t Have To ‘Forgive And Forget’

We get taught from a young age that we must always forgive and forget to be happy – as well as to fit in properly with our (corrupted) society.

Behind The Platfrom

I never intended to make a name for myself or live outside of the shadows that I am all so used too. Yet, here I am, lucky enough to spend every day and waking moment trying to use my platform to try to do good; to help others. It still

[TW] I Don’t Want Kids Because I Think I’ll Die

From a very vulnerable and young age, I was encouraged to believe that getting married and having children was the only real purpose that I had. I can’t deny that the thought did excite me, I was your typical little girl who spent all her time with her baby dolls

Self Care Packages To Make You Smile

I was kind enough to be sent this little care page by Ann-Marie Darcey-Sharp, who owns a beautiful little Etsy shop. She had recently set up her gorgeous positive gifts store and honesty, I am in love. I have to admit, I usually hesitate from sponsored posts, I get scared

[TW] I Can’t Learn To Drive Because Of My Anxiety

Growing up, I thought that driving was something that absolutely everyone could do easily, as soon as they turned 17. Obviously, at this point I had no idea of the actual cost of learning to drive, taking tests and then purchasing a car, mot, and insurance; how any teenager can

[TW] This Is Why I Self Harmed

Self harm, a term attached to when a person purposely inflicts harm on themselves. Often people associate it with cutting but it’s also burning, drinking, smoking, eating habits, over exercising and so much more. Please do not take these as suggestions but we do need to remember that self harm

Stigma Cannot Know Who I Am

Stigma plagues society through our communities and is prominent within the media. There is no need to attach a stigma to any topic and yet humans do just that. It seems that what starts as an opinion or a passing comment can quickly cause complications for those at the rear

The Health Benefits Of Volunteering

Volunteering was probably one of the most unappealing things that I could think of growing up. I never understood why you would sacrifice your time, your actual life, for free? Surely there was no benefit? Even the experience didn’t appeal to me, it just sounded like when a salesman tries

[Guest Blog] Life After My First Bipolar Episode

Today, I feel normal… so normal that I might just cry. To someone who has no personal ties to a mood disorder, this statement may seem odd, even bizarre. Why would someone be so emotional about feeling just “okay”? Here’s the thing: for the past four years, I have constantly

Long Term Mood Swings & Alter Egos

What is it about the term ‘mood swings‘ that makes us believe that the only possible situations in which these occur are during a girls period, pregnancy or if a person is bipolar? I’m just gonna say it, this is not the case. Even without mental illness, mood swings can

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