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Sticking Plasters

Beating – or at least, learning to manage – depression and anxiety is a long-haul thing. There are many good treatments, like medication or therapy, but because mental illness is different for everyone who experiences it, finding the right combination and … Continue reading

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I’m Rooting For You: Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl

(Content note: This blog describes experiences of severe anxiety. These experiences are my own, and other people’s will differ, so please don’t take them as universal) Sometimes you read exactly the right book at exactly the right time – even … Continue reading

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Tilting at Windmills: A story of recovery

I’ve not been shy when it comes to blogging about my experiences with illness, and particularly with mental illness. This is partly because I believe in the “talking about it destroys stigma” idea, and partly because I have some weird urge … Continue reading

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Little Miss Overshare and the Rather Rude Fairy

Have you ever heard the story of the Fuck-Off Fairy? No? You should read it. It’s a wonderful tale. ‘The Fuck-Off Fairy is a special kind of fairy. She shows up on the night of your 30th birthday, while you … Continue reading

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On the Offensive

If you’re an activist with access to the Internet, then at least once a day – generally more often than that – you’ll come across comments such as these: “You’re just looking for reasons to be offended.” “Everything is going … Continue reading

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