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…

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…

Thoughts on Self Care

As I look at the food wrappers and Dr Pepper cans littered around me, running my tongue over my slightly furry teeth and trying to remember the last time I got myself a drink, I come to a stark realisation…

Introducing ‘Free To Be Okay With Me’

Have you ever thought about what it would feel like to be okay with your body? Up until less than a year ago, this was a completely alien concept to me. I thought that my body was made for nothing…

27 Things I Want Every Woman To Know

You know in the Matrix, where Morpheus and Neo are sat on big chairs in that dingy green room with the peeling wallpaper? Morpheus puts out his hand, spreads his fingers and says “You take the blue pill, the story ends.…

‘Eat Sweat Play’ And How Sport Has Changed My Life

I pull on my green bib. I’m GS today – Goal Shooter, that is – and do a mini fist pump inside. A year ago, when I started netball again, I wanted to shoot but my skills didn’t match my…

My Favourite Badass Bloggers

I have been following the world of blogging religiously for around 7 years now. It’s been a lifeline for me; a creative outlet for me to share my story in the darkest of times, an endless source of inspiration, and…

Why I’m Coming Off The Contraceptive Pill

…and no, it’s not because I want to get pregnant! Up until recently, taking the contraceptive pill felt like a non-negotiable thing for me. I’ve been taking it since university – that’s around 4 years of pumping hormones into myself…

#AskTheQuestion Week 2 – Shedding Expectations

Week 2 of Laura Jane Williams’ #AskTheQuestion was a funny one for me, and kind of knocked me out of my flow with writing responses to the questions because I felt like I quite simply didn’t have an answer. Week…

Two Resolutions Only

I know, I know – New Year’s resolutions, yawn right? But bear with me. The whole ‘new year, new you’ thing – pass the bucket – is a total chore. I am indeed a firm believer that if you want…