dealing with life's tough stuff
Sad but true, I’ve been through A BUNCH of life’s tough stuff, my friends. Let’s start with the cancer thing... I was ignoring intense abdominal pain and bright red rectal bleeding during much of 2014.
BODY IMAGE IN THE FASHION WORLD
Media has been highlighting thinner-than-average models since Lesley Lawson, more commonly known as the infamous Twiggy, began her career in the 1960’s. In more recent years, the knowledge of the...
how life takes an unexpected turn
It's Monday and I'm bundling myself up to take a walk out in the cold and pick up my son from the childminder’s. If you would've told me five years ago, I’d now be living in a picturesque English village...
i'm a twin: on twin moments
Are you and your twin identical? Surprisingly, that’s not the weirdest question we’ve been asked as fraternal twins of the opposite sex. We aren’t identical, we don’t feel it when the other one gets hurt.
my failed suicide attempt: part one
When I was 21, I overdosed on sleeping pills as an attempt to commit suicide. That’s not the end of the story, but the beginning. Before the beginning, however, I need to give you background.
i put my child up for adoption
When I was 18 I got pregnant. All I can say is that the father and I, who had only been together for a couple of months, weren’t very responsible and it happened. The relationship was already starting to decline...
TURNING ANXIETY INTO A MOVEMENT
About 9 years ago I found myself alone in my bathroom. I was fighting through a panic attack and had been for an hour. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t see. A prickly feeling took over my body.
love through depression
Depression has a way of convincing you that you don’t matter, that you are unimportant, that nobody in your life really understands or cares for you. When I think of depression, sadness isn’t even a word...