Let me start by saying, so many trigger warnings for this post. I realised I have written, briefly, about this before, but it is a very emotional post written while in distress. It’s not actually one I would recommend reading, though can’t bring myself to take it down. I want to talk about weight loss,… Read More Trigger Warnings
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.
I have to admit, this is a post about a specific conversation. But it got me thinking, and it got me thinking about something that I find tough to think about. So I figured getting it out of my system might stop it circling around in my mind. You may have read before that I… Read More The Diet Industry and triggers
In case it’s passed anyone by, I’m not a skinny girl. Not any more. Not by a long shot. I can’t say I’m exactly fine with it, but working on it. So I’ve been watching the #droptheplus debate with interest. Here’s the thing, I get both sides, but I do lean towards thinking it’s not… Read More Dropping the plus and values attached to our bodies
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)
Thanks to my gender I’ve known from a very young age that the expectations for me were radically different than the expectations for a child born to the opposite gender. Thanks to my gender I was taught that it was preferable to be; – caring (even towards those who would hurt us – sometimes especially towards them)… Read More Being an angry woman – and why it scares me