This week I really couldn’t think of anything to write for my blog, and more importantly I had very little motivation to write at all. I spent a while just staring at a blank piece of paper getting more and more frustrated until it hit me. I could write about the fact that I currently … More Coping With Depression
Trigger Warning – Suicide I want to start this off by saying that this is my experience, my story, and is all my own opinions. Today I was scrolling through my twitter and I saw a post by The Stroke Association about the mental health impacts of a stroke. Whilst it was something I wasn’t … More A Side Effect Of Stroke I Never Expected
This coming week (14th – 20th May) is mental health awareness week in the UK and, given that my own mental health is something I’ve struggled with a lot over the years, I thought I’d write something for it. Probably like many other people who have a creative outlet, whether that’s writing, drawing, creating music, … More How Mental Health Impacts My Writing
After deciding I wanted to do more conventions I started looking for ones in Europe that I could go to. Eventually I found Polaris Con, which was held in Barcelona at the end of April. After booking my ticket I decided that if I was going to travel all the way to Barcelona for a … More Barcelona, You Were Beautiful
Back in February I went to my very first convention for The 100 and I had an absolutely amazing time. After about a week of being home I knew there was absolutely no way I could wait another 14 months before I went to my next convention. I had definitely been bitten by the con … More A Weekend At Polaris Con
I never used to understand how people could travel so many places and still want to see more of the world. I travelled a lot as a child and a teenager, mostly on school trips and things like that and it never really inspired me particularly much to see more of the world. It wasn’t … More I never Believed In The Travel Bug – Until It Bit Me
About 9 months ago I moved back home after being away at university, at it has definitely been an experience. Whilst the city that I lived in at university wasn’t a particularly big city, it was still a great deal bigger than the town I’ve moved back to. That change in scale has definitely been … More Small Town Life Is Weird
Who are you trying to impress? That was a question that my friend asked me the other day, after noticing that not only had I had my eyebrows threaded, but I had also had my nails done properly as well. I have to admit, that question stumped me for a little bit. I didn’t have … More Who Are You Trying To Impress?
Representation in the media, and in particular for me personally LGBT representation, is a topic I’ve been pretty passionate about for many years. Even before I’d even accepted my own identity as a member of the LGBT community I was annoyed by the lack of LGBT stories there actually were. Now I’m sure I’ve been … More Does Representation Matter?
The UK mental health system kinda sucks. It doesn’t completely suck, because at least we actually have one, so we’re doing better than some places at least. But from what I’ve experienced the one we do have is, like the rest of the NHS, is under-funded and over-subscribed. I’ve had a long history with various … More Why Are We Waiting