My high-functioning anxiety looks like… Goody-two-shoes. Fussiness. Perfectionism. When mines sneak out, it transforms into nervous habits. Picking at my skin. Picking and scratching my scalp. Touching my birthmark all the time. If you look close enough, you could probably see it in my face when I think someone is angry or upset with me … Continue reading What high-functioning anxiety looks like…
Anxiety is something I have negotiated with for quite a while now, some days I feel like I've taken 50 steps forward from it and other days it feels like it's 50 steps ahead of me. Sure, it has manifested itself in the forms of panic attacks like we usually associate with anxiety, but for … Continue reading Fuck you, anxiety!
16.00 Alarm I stumble out of bed and almost fall backward at the sight of my early evening reflection. It's starting to get dark outside, but the sun is just saying goodbye, and the bedroom light makes me question if I need a degree and checkout work is that bad. I start my hair and … Continue reading A Saturday Night in A&E
To me, talking about faith in any public way is quite a scary topic because if you make incorrect inadvertent comments in any way, people will just come at you. They come after you, and they put you on your knees, so there is no room for mistakes in any way. Despite all of this … Continue reading Faith and Feminism
Being a student nurse is bloody hard, but I’m aware there are a lot of hard jobs out there. There are probably countless jobs that are more challenging than my own, but since I’m a student nurse, that’s what I know (kind of). And I just know that it’s hard to be one and in … Continue reading Being A Student Nurse, Is Really Hard.
I think many would agree with me in saying that men have the greatest privilege of all, don't they? For example, they are allowed to age. Men are allowed to age like a fine wine - have you noticed that? Men are allowed to get gray, hairy, fat and old, and we all think 'Oh, … Continue reading Male Privilege Coming Out Your Taps
"Empowerment" is a word I hear a lot, as a feminist. It makes sense - as a feminist, I am aware equality does not get fairly distributed between men and women, and it is important for me to challenge those oppressive structures. A subject that disappoints me amongst various feminist groups is the question - … Continue reading Does porn empower women? Should we be asking that question at all?