Creative Writing: A Character Called Joe

A piece I wrote as part of my homework for Laura Jane Williams‘ online course, ‘Don’t Be A Writer, Be A Storyteller’ – this week was all about developing characters.…

My Binge Eating Recovery: An Update

The further I get along this road, the more I realise that there is no destination. Everything is a journey. Even when you think you’ve gotten somewhere, to your goal…there’s…

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…

‘Fat People Too’ – Spoken Word Poetry Video

Here it is folks, my first spoken word video – ‘Fat People Too’ is a poem expressing my feelings about being plus size, life on the bigger side and lack…

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…

How Effective is Calorie Counting For Recovering Binge Eaters?

I’ve been through a lot of phases with calorie counting. There’s been odd times of a few months since I was around 18 where I’ve stuck to it religiously, using…

My Advice On How To Beat Binge Eating

Before we begin, I must make this clear – I am NOT a professional or expert in mental health, binge eating or eating disorders, and if you’re really struggling with…

Depression: My Rock Bottom

I’ve been here before – but never quite this bad. The bathroom is getting cloudier with the steam from the shower. My skin is wet and my long hair is…

Not Going Out: How My Mental Health Affects My Social Life

The Facebook invite came through before Christmas. It was from a good friend, a former work colleague who was planning a get together for us and some of her other…

Poetry: ‘Press Refresh’

How do I press refresh? On my body, on my head Undo all my bad habits and behaviours and self hatred and just start again I wasn’t always like this…

I Am More Than Food: My New Mantra

I am more than food. I am more than what’s left on my plate, or the wrappers hidden in my drawer, or the overwhelming urge to eat that consumes me…