I had my first UTI at aged 2 and a half, and ever since then I’ve continued to have the same problems. UTI’s have become a constant in my life, and this is my journey of diagnosis and medication.
This personal essay is a series of endings and beginnings, a reflection of past moments, coming to term with change and the complexities of intimacy without physical touch.
When out walking the dog, what happens if a stranger says hello? What if they try to push the conversation, and won’t stop? This is poem that discusses the strangely guilty feeling we have when we don’t feel safe in the persistent company of a stranger on the street.
Esme Michaela writes about how diet culture and the portrayal of slim-bodied women on screen fed into the expectations she had of her own body since childhood, and shares her journey to recovery and bodily freedom.
Over the past few months I have indulged in my anxiety. I have always found it difficult to leave the house on a ‘normal’ day, feeling cemented to the front doorstep for reasons I can’t explain. The introduction of lockdown brought with it the perfect excuse: I am not allowed to go outside.
Have you ever avoided a particular place, perhaps a bar or a venue, maybe at a specific time, because you consciously or subconsciously associate it to a particular person, one you’d rather not see? We’re definitely guilty of it.
This list of resources has been compiled to help those affected by sexual assault and abuse, with additional educational resources for people supporting them.
What we would like to do here is encourage everyone who can to have a look at the following links to see how you can aid the Black Lives Matter movement. Only through committing to long-term action will we move towards change.
Welcome to the first edition of The Period Party, a series created to celebrate all things period. To kick-start the party we discuss our first periods and what it would be like if we had thrown ourselves a party to celebrate them.
One of the places I find solace during this crisis is in the kindness of strangers and the small things you can do each day to make a difference.