False Positivity & How To Embrace Discomfort…

Much of our lives focus on positive emotions. You only have to flick through a magazine or turn to social media to see messages of positivism screaming out from the page – but why do we put such onus on the importance of positive feelings? Granted, it is encouraging and supportive to see affirmations of … Continue reading False Positivity & How To Embrace Discomfort…

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“Just Get Over It” & 3 Other Things That Are Hard to Hear When You Have Anxiety…

Anxiety is a common problem that many of us face every single day. A lot of the time, people don’t know how to interact with someone who has anxiety, because it still feels like it isn’t recognised as a ‘proper’ or ‘real’ mental illness. Often, our very valid and very real emotions relating to anxiety … Continue reading “Just Get Over It” & 3 Other Things That Are Hard to Hear When You Have Anxiety…

Body Autonomy: Owning Our Bodies for the Greater Good…

As a fat woman, I am well-versed in having my body shamed and not receiving accurate representation of my body within the mainstream media - but I believe it true to say that all bodies suffer a lack of representation in the mainstream. A recent Guardian article reported that only 39% of girls in the UK and only … Continue reading Body Autonomy: Owning Our Bodies for the Greater Good…