Don’t Fear The Smear: What To Expect From Your Smear Test

Not only is turning 25 a reminder that you’re officially closer to 30 than any other decade, and that you can no longer say you’re in your ‘early 20s’ – but it’s also the time that dreaded leaflet drops through…

Photography: Cherry Blossom

These photos are from the day our new cat, Toast, took her first steps outside into our garden since we brought her home. The weather was just gorgeous; the sun going down casts this beautiful orange haze over our garden…

Poetry: Drive Through

  I recently became friends with the drive through The sweet anonymity of the thing I crave, passed through the small translucent square   No need for self consciousness, for hunched shoulders and crossed arms Your face is barely recognised…

Poetry: FULL

*This poem was written in late 2016/early 2017 (I can’t quite remember!) when I was at the peak of my disordered eating. Things have improved since then, but I thought that sharing this expression of my experiences might help others…

Low Light Photography: A First Attempt

I got my hair done a few weeks ago, and had it dyed a little darker. So, naturally, I wanted to try and take a self portrait to celebrate. Is it just me or does dying your hair darker make…

It bothers me to see thin people making body positivity about themselves

Illustration by @drawnbyjovanna on Instagram It’s half eight on a Thursday night, and I am, inevitably, scrolling through Twitter. I come across a picture, from a creative person that I follow because I admire. She was sharing a picture of…

199 Steps

For Christmas, my parents surprised me with the most incredible gift – a Canon 700D camera! So, over the festive period, James and I decided to take a day trip somewhere to give it a spin! We headed to Whitby…

‘Body Positive Power’ by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Imagine you’re head to toe in clothes that are two sizes too small for you. The buttons on the jeans dig into your belly, the bra straps leave dents in your shoulders and the underwire cuts around your ribs. Your…

9 Things I’ve Learned About Diet Culture

If you’re not familiar with the idea of diet culture, here’s a little introduction. Dietitian Christy Harrison describes the concept perfectly on her website here – she calls it ‘The Life Thief’, and says diet culture is a system of…

2018: The Year of ‘Action’

Whilst I’ll probably be writing down some specific things I’d like to have ticked off by the end of the year, I want to take a bit of a different approach to 2018. I’ve been familiar with the idea of…

Reflecting On 2017

2017 was a bit of a weird one, wasn’t it? It absolutely flew by for me, most likely because I spend most of it bouncing around in my own head instead of being more present. I wrote at the end…