Neurotypical People Need Therapy
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Neurotypical People Need Therapy

“Someone’s therapist knows all about you.” ~Dominic Riccitello Neurotypical should have therapy so that they are better able to navigate their inter-personal relationships more effectively – especially with us non-neurotypicals who’ve had to go through it already. This is something I’ve thought about a lot lately, and actually feel quite strongly frustrated about now. See I, rather … Continue reading

I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas
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I Asked A Bunch Of People How They Felt About Their Vulvas

“Moving from phonetics to etymology, ‘vagina’ originates from a word meaning sheath for a sword. Ain’t got no vagina.” ~ Inga Muscio So, a late night conversation on Twitter last week led me to conduct some more polling. Completely non-scientific, non-generalisable polling of course. I like to think of it as finding out what a room … Continue reading

Mental Illness Isn’t A Motive For Murder. It Just Isn’t.
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Mental Illness Isn’t A Motive For Murder. It Just Isn’t.

“The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalise the people who most need our acceptance.  What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, more unashamed conversation. ~ Glenn Close So, as I see that the ‘mentally ill loner’ trope has reared it’s ugly head again, and as pretty unsociable mentally ill … Continue reading

See How Other People Feel About Their Periods
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See How Other People Feel About Their Periods

(Image via Planned Parenthood: How To Use Menstrual Products Superpost) “I mean if there was any justice in the world you wouldn’t even have to go to school during your period. You’d just stay home for five days and eat chocolate and cry.” ~ Andrea Portes So, you remember how a little while ago I told … Continue reading

My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party
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My Mental Health ‘Coming Out’ Party

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt Facebook reminded me last week that it was four years to the day since my mental health coming out party. Or as I titled the event at the time my Taking Down My Christmas Tree Party. Because … Continue reading

Ever Wondered How Everyone Else Deals With Their Period?
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Ever Wondered How Everyone Else Deals With Their Period?

(Image via Planned Parenthood: How To Use Menstrual Products Superpost) “Women’s regular bleeding engenders phantoms.” ~ Paracelsus So, I had a conversation the other day with the lovely Karina about menstrual products and how applicator tampons aren’t really a thing where she lives in Germany, while they’re pretty commonplace here in the UK. Midway through this conversation … Continue reading

Start A Conversation Today
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Start A Conversation Today

(Getty Images) “Bad enough to be ill, but to feel compelled to deny the very thing that, in its worst and most active state, defines you is agony indeed.” ~ Sally Brampton Some time earlier this year, I can’t remember exactly when, around the time that Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed his plane, I decided that I … Continue reading