Audrie & Daisy

Audrie & Daisy is an amazing Netflix documentary that follows, in particular, two teenagers who were sexually assaulted and raped (among other brave young women who also shared their stories). If you haven’t watched the documentary, you need to do so immediately. It’s similar to The Hunting Ground, and perhaps even more moving. Unfortunately, Audrie’s … Continue reading Audrie & Daisy

Hitler, Drumpf and the Holocaust

Every now and again, I get into a debate (or I see someone else getting into the same debate) about how some political leaders are rather reminiscent of Hitler and how something as terrible as the Holocaust could potentially reoccur. At this point, someone usually chimes in with how that’s a “gross exaggeration” and how … Continue reading Hitler, Drumpf and the Holocaust

I Raise My Head Up And Say No

Not that long ago, I wrote a blog about the ignorance of people in relation to feminism. In that article, I targeted the specific need for feminism, and the ignorance of those that belittle the movement. Many women who oppose feminism and the feminism movement are under the delusion that we live in a society … Continue reading I Raise My Head Up And Say No

I Don’t Need Feminism

Lately, the internet has been screaming with cutesy girls who have scrawled cutesy messages detailing why they don’t need feminism. Many of these women have declared that feminism is unnecessary because women aren’t objectified or oppressed in our society anymore so feminism is just, like, so silly and so unnecessary. For all those women, and … Continue reading I Don’t Need Feminism

It’s Not That Bad

I had the displeasure of talking to a few men the other night that truly seemed to believe that a) feminism was wrong and b) that women have more rights than men. The ‘gentlemen’ that I were speaking to seemed utterly convinced that because nothing bad has happened to them, it’s ludicrous that any woman … Continue reading It’s Not That Bad

Sticks and Stones

As children, we’re frequently taught the rhyme “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” by our parents and teachers. Which, as many of us can confirm, is total bullshit. Anyone who survived high school can tell you that names really do hurt. However, while we learn at a young … Continue reading Sticks and Stones

5 Ways Being Chronically Ill Is Worse Than You Think

In 2013, I was really well. I had a large group of friends, had recently started dating a man who would eventually become my husband, and was fitter and thinner than I’d been in a little while. If you’d asked me then, I would’ve said I was the happiest I’d ever been and I genuinely … Continue reading 5 Ways Being Chronically Ill Is Worse Than You Think

Good Things Are Coming This Way …

As some of you may know - those who follow me closely - I've been lucky enough to have a reasonable amount of articles published on MamaMia, Thought Catalog, Collective World, The Mighty and YouShare Project. My entire purpose for creating this blog - and my previous, now deleted one - was for two reasons: I wanted to … Continue reading Good Things Are Coming This Way …

Mental Illness Myth #1: You Use Your Mental Illness As An Excuse

I recently read a disturbing article by Thought Catalog writer Alexis Caputo, in which the writer lacks a serious understanding of mental illnesses, and each point she makes is detrimental to those that suffer from various mental health issues. I am not linking said article because I don't believe something so negative needs any more attention.  Her first point … Continue reading Mental Illness Myth #1: You Use Your Mental Illness As An Excuse