Looks like I’ve been busy this April, so thought I’d do a little recap. I’ve mostly been talking Plus Size it seems.
It’s that time of year again, it’s Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015, a time to raise awareness of the issues people with various disabilities face. You’ll be able to see other blogs on the same subject by following @BADDtweets or #badd2015, there is also a facebook page. I posted two posts last year, Worst Things You Can… Read More BADD 2015: A Game of Spoons
I went to see a counsellor a few years back, it was about 6 or so months after my health problems had started. I took a deep breath and decided to speak, for the very first time to anyone, about my disordered eating.
One of the most commonly used comebacks to fat hatred is to point out how healthy the plus size target is. It’ll get pointed out that they go to the gym, or race, or do some other active hobby. Their diet will be healthy, loads of salads and cooked from scratch stuff. Which is a… Read More The Healthy Fattie
Over the years I’ve asked, time and time again, what the hell is wrong with my back? And over the years I’ve added to the question, but never the answer. I finally got my answer! I’ve been diagnosed as hypermobile, and it’s that which is causing me all this pain.
This isn’t about one thing in particular, more a variety of things with one thing in common. Not listening. I was always taught growing up that being able to speak and make yourself heard was important, I was as painfully shy child so it was something I got told a lot in an attempt to… Read More Listening is a valuable skill
I don’t get on with my body very much. In fact that’s quite an understatement. And today that self loathing hit me like a sledgehammer. I’ve got a romantic day out with my husband planned, at a spa, we’ll be getting massages and spend time in steam rooms and jacuzzis. It all sounds heavenly. The… Read More #EDAW2015, #effyourbeautystandards, #spoonieproblems and self hate (TW)
Have had a less than positive experience recently with a local hospital, which is a shame because on the whole we’ve always had a lot of help at this particular hospital. And we’ve been there a lot! But this particular problem is pretty big, and does make me nervous about going back there. Given the… Read More Honesty, trust, mental health and health care professionals
I’ve written about the difficulties faced both during and after my daughter’s NICU/SCBU stay. It really does mess with your head in a way that you just cannot anticipate.
I just saw this excellent post by @LUBOttom on performing disability when you have an invisible illness and it made me think of a blog post I’ve had in Draft form on the blog for almost a year now, one that I keep putting off actually finishing and posting. The reason I put it off is… Read More #PerformingDisability and feeling a fraud