I’m 35 years old. I can’t remember living without a mental health illness of some sort crippling my life. As a child, anxiety manifested itself into anorexia, and in turn OCD, and in turn profound depression. I have battled my way through addiction, low self-esteem, social anxiety, general anxiety, that overwhelming sense of doom that … Continue reading ON POSTNATAL DEPRESSION
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about social constructs that many seem to take for granted and live by, and even more about how people who don’t want to live by them are frowned at. Like the conventional relationship set up of two people committing to each other exclusively for life, and the conventional career … Continue reading WHAT’S WITH THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS?
This is by far the hardest essay that I have ever tried to write. Not because I’m uninspired, not because I don't have enough personal experience to draw on, not because I don’t know what words to use now, but because of all the essays I have ever written, this is one exposes me more … Continue reading GENDER: NO GENDER
I'm unsure when I stopped looking within myself for personal validation, or whether I ever even did, but what I have become aware of is the extent to which I ended up seeking validation entirely from other people, and this is an inevitable downwards slope into low self-esteem and unhappiness. If your self worth is … Continue reading NO, I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT WANKING HERE.