I’m not ashamed to talk about mental health. Recently, I’ve been struggling quite a bit, which I tried to get help for from my NHS doctor. After a 2 month wait, they referred me to a community mental health team, who wanted to sort me with unemployment benefits, coffee mornings and group talking therapy. This… Continue reading Mental Health | Is the NHS done with us?
Taking care of yourself shouldn't be and isn't a shameful thing to do.
I’ll start by saying that I’m an ambulatory wheelchair user, which means that on given days I will walk inside, without supports and occasionally venture outside for short distances using crutches. However, if I want to do anything from grocery shopping, to taking some time outdoors, I use the wheelchair. It’s a neat little thing… Continue reading The Worst Part of Wheelchair Usage
We don't need a few people acting perfectly to save this world. The world needs everyone to act now, perhaps imperfectly sometimes, in order to make a real change.
What’s the traditional gift for a year anniversary? According to Google, it’s paper or a clock. Could this be any more coronavirus? Perhaps a multipack of toilet paper or a clock to count the hours of the day. If you’re reading this, I’m glad you’re still here. Since the state of emergency began last year,… Continue reading MiniBlog | Coronaversary 2021
I am lucky enough to have been featured by the Renegades Foundation this week. You can find my article for them here: Renegades Foundation
We hear from Marie-Helene on her journey to queer acceptance and self expression
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com September. It can be scary, anxiety provoking and also downright exciting, especially if this is the year that you're heading to university. It's definitely not the only pathway and it's definitely not the pathway for everyone. Lots of people that I know have done extremely well for themselves without ever… Continue reading The University Experience: What to expect when you’re expecting
"It can be volatile. Next week I might be so much more vulnerable than I am now. I could have a few nights of bad sleep because of pain and after that be more likely to die from the virus than now. That's how autoimmune disorders work, seemingly inconsequential things can change the whole course of a simple virus."
TW: ED You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you're holding. I saw this today and it resonated very deeply. This week has been a bit of a struggle trying to negotiate with my university… Continue reading If you’re not, why not?