The Astonishing Colour of After

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds … Continue reading The Astonishing Colour of After

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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. It's a day where people from all over the world take to social media to share stories about their experiences with mental illness, preach about the importance of talking about mental health, and use a number of hashtags to hammer their point home just that little bit further. After … Continue reading World Mental Health Day

Fat

WARNING: this post could be potentially triggering for anyone who is suffering or has suffered from an eating disorder so please read with caution. ''Fat' is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her. I mean, is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? … Continue reading Fat

Eliza and Her Monsters

Reading has always been a passion of mine - I once ran a book blog in what feels like forever ago. It has always been a form of escapism for me and brought me comfort as a child suffering from severe anxiety. As reading is important to me and to my recovery, I want to … Continue reading Eliza and Her Monsters

College to University: The Road So Far…

I've been to college three times in my life. I was sixteen the first time I went. I was fresh out of secondary school, had achieved pretty good grades in my GCSEs, but had no idea what exactly it was I wanted to do with my life. I chose to study A-Levels - drama, media, … Continue reading College to University: The Road So Far…

Workplace Diet Culture

WARNING: if you've suffered with or have an eating disorder and can be triggered easily by mentions of diet culture then please do not read this or read with caution. No post is worth triggering yourself for. I also want to point out that this in no way is meant to shame anyone who is … Continue reading Workplace Diet Culture

Victories

There are some days, like today, where I doubt how much progress I've made in overcoming my anxiety, so I thought I would remind myself with a post of all my achievements. Some of these are small and some are big, but all are personal victories. Going outside Using public transportMeeting new peopleTalking to strangersStarting … Continue reading Victories

Setting Myself Free

For the last eight years, I've been in an abusive relationship. Not with my boyfriend who has given me five years of unending patience, laughs, and love. The abuse I endured came from a member of my immediate family. Abuse is not exclusively limited to romantic relationships; abuse also occurs in familial and platonic relationships. … Continue reading Setting Myself Free