“Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Seeing these experiences in a new light. It’s often the stories that embarrass us most which – in sharing them, liberate us from feelings of shame and unworthiness. Of feeling like we don’t fit in, or that our experiences are too shameful to speak of. Some embarrassing stories of mine are on the tip of myContinue reading ““Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll””

Response-Ability — Responsibility, redefined.

I read a play on words yesterday that turned my understanding of responsibility completely upside down. The word was written as “response-ability”, and something about seeing it written down in this way blew my mind… Often, I’ve felt burdened by the idea of responsibility. Like it encapsulated all of the things I didn’t want to do, but hadContinue reading “Response-Ability — Responsibility, redefined.”

The world went dark — How Childhood Sexual Abuse changed the way I saw life.

I feel inspired to share my experience of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) in the hope that it is seen and understood by the people who, like me, felt alone in their experience. I found a great deal of compassion and acceptance for what happened to me by reading about other peoples expereinces —  and so IContinue reading “The world went dark — How Childhood Sexual Abuse changed the way I saw life.”

World Mental Health Day 2020 — Overcoming Psychosis and Being Sectioned.

It’s World Mental Health Day today and I want to share some of my experience of being sectioned with psychosis and how I got through it. Mental health difficulties can be challenging, even without having to face social stigma and a lack of understanding about the nature of mental health. This World Mental Health DayContinue reading “World Mental Health Day 2020 — Overcoming Psychosis and Being Sectioned.”