Thursday, 5 April 2018
Sahara Desert 

My scars are not yours to star at,  
they are signs of a Sahara desert 
that ran dry for so long,
that I had to dig deep to find signs of life,
that dry land can crack, down to it's hollow core
and it isn't water that pours out.
Because the cracks go on for miles and miles
across a skin I call home. 
Eventually the rains came 
but nothing can erase the trails
of a drought that once lived within

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Yes, I'm still a virgin

When I decided to branch outside of mental health posts this was at the top of my to do list. Yet I find myself stumbling to write this because it is being open in a way that I am not used to. So as the title suggests this post is all about virginity. As a society we are slowly becoming open enough to talk about sex and its pleasures, however, in turn there seems to be a shame around having not slept with someone and being of a certain age.
Sunday, 25 February 2018

Episode 2 - Social Media

Episode 2 is now available through Soundcloud. Is it time that we question how much time we are wasting to social media? Find out here the app that can help you manage your screen time so that you can make the most out of life.

You can listen to the episode here

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Who Am I?

Who am I? This was a post that originally was going to be an introduction of who I am as it's been a while since I've formally introduced myself (that's if I ever introduced myself in the first place which I am not sure I did.) However, as I began writing, the weight of this simple yet actually complicated question grew and I realised that I don't know the answer. 

Friday, 16 February 2018
I am tired. 

Not the type of 
fatigue that is from 
late nights or being busy, 
the type of tired 
where every wave that 
hits my back 
knocks my soul 
a little too hard 
and I've forgotten how 
to swim, so this, 
this is now a waiting game 
either for the water to 
reclaim me or 
for a life boat to 
find me. 


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Why is it Time to Talk?

1st of February marks an important day in the mental health world, Time to Talk. I wanted to explore why it is important to talk and the impact that a conversation can have. I was 16 when I had my first proper conversation about my mental health. I found my head of year at school, someone with whom I had created quite a bond and I shared that I was self harming. A secret that I had been carrying on my skin and heavily on my shoulders, was taken off me as I no longer needed to guard this secret so tightly. From that day on there were several conversations that saved me over the years. Some where in the form of emails, a Skype call or a face to face conversation. Each conversation was more important than words can describe. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

More than these scars

Trigger warning, this post discusses self harm and there are images of self harm scars, so if you feel you may be sensitive to this type of content please don't go any further.