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  • “No” Is A Full Sentence

    April 13, 2021 by

    Let’s talk about that famous ‘no’ word. It’s simple, powerful, and yet somehow often ignored. Now, I’m talking purely from a woman’s perspective, because I’ve never lived as a man (shocking, I know.) So, forgive me if this sounds sexist or like I’m generalising men, because that is not my intention. Not all men are… Read more

  • Mr Puppeteer

    January 30, 2021 by

    One month – that’s all it took. Four weeks, thirty days, to see a new romance with a seemingly nice and normal guy sour to a tumultuous storm of intimidation, emotional manipulation, volatile emotions, and controlling behavior. One month, and you became my puppeteer. And I, a slave to your emotions. It happened quite suddenly.… Read more

  • Fly Free

    September 13, 2020 by

    It happened gradually. So gradually, that I didn’t even realise it was happening until I was unwittingly set free. Cages – used to keep animals and people controlled. These days you can find beautiful ornate bird cages, with intricate detailing so beautiful that you forget its original purpose. That’s the kind of cage I imagine… Read more

  • What Am I Truly Worth?

    February 28, 2021 by

    We all ask ourselves this from time to time, right? What am I, as a person, truly worth? I think it’s something those of us with a chronic illness ask ourselves a lot more frequently, especially when those around us continue to place our value on what our bodies can do on any given day.… Read more

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