With Valentine's right around the corner, I thought I'd offer you a sneak-peak into one of the most terrifying things in the world of being chronically ill - DATING. I'm a very affectionate person. It doesn't matter whether I'm sober or pissed - you are getting a cuddle from me. I like holding hands, I… Continue reading Trying to Date with a Chronic Disease
(try saying that five times, fast) Unsplash: Austin Chan I know what you're thinking. "Positive pessimism? That doesn't make sense! What is this girl on?" Well, bare with me and I'll explain, alright? I guess "realist" is probably the most familiar term when describing this outlook, but "positive pessimism" does differ slightly. In case ya… Continue reading Practising Positive Pessimism
It's been over a month since I started this blog, and I've realised something - you guys don't really know that much about me. How rude of me, to not introduce myself properly! You know I suffer from an icky chronic skin disease, but you have no idea what my favourite books are! Jesus Christ.… Continue reading A Little Bit About Me!
When I've said to people in the past that I have a skin disease, they give me this look. It's a look I've come to recognise as "empty acceptance". They understand that a skin disease is a bad thing, but because they can't see it, that's all they can really process - their understanding is… Continue reading Living with a Chronic Disease
Since the lockdown started here in the UK, there's been a whole slew of "jokes" and dialogue around how being in lockdown = "getting fat". I've seen so many "before/after" memes of skinny people being put next to hippos/elephants/larger cartoon characters, or photos of blank-faced toddlers grabbing their tummies with the caption "Me right now!"… Continue reading The Body Positive Ladies You Need to Follow on Social Media