Coping with Loneliness at University.

So today’s topic is a lot more serious, so I thought I’d lighten it up a little before I got started. Today we’re going to talk about loneliness...

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Thunder Lily

She bursts into bloom
from a wild and furious storm.
Her fire fueled by lightning,
voice powered by thunder
roaring from deep within her belly.

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Subjunctive

I wish I’d known
That you’d been hurt before
That your cold-shoulder act was just a shield
To hide the battle-scars you wore...

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Cover Image: Love Yourself

Love Yourself

If I could go back, I'd tell my younger self,
"It's ok. You're doing great. Don't change."
But mostly, I'd say this...
"You are loved...

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If You Can’t Love Yourself…

I believe we’ve been taught how to love wrongly. Be it the films where love is proven by punching the new boyfriend in the rain, or the way your friend comforted you...

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Table For One

I have a table for one booked this Valentines day, to celebrate the relationship I have built with myself. My self-love was smelted in the fires of surviving the hardest of times...

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How to Love Yourself.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DA- Yeah no, it’s lame, isn’t it? Just, kind of a sucky day. It’s fine and cute for some people but for others, meh. It’s just not their jam.

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Intimacy! (with anxiety)

Growing up, I wasn’t a very sexual person at all, and the idea of being intimate with someone in any way made me feel sick...

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Do You Have To Love Yourself?

I remember scrolling through Instagram a few years ago as a young, naïve and wholly inexperienced fifteen year old and pausing on a picture of a quote...

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Crawling

Crawling 2 u
Gripped to the floor beneath me
I'm hungry for what we have
But I need it again
Give in to me, no holds barred...

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You

I close my eyes.
I see you, us
What we are and what we could be
And I catch my reflection, smiling.
She's happy.

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Love Is All

When I was a wee girl, love was safety and warmth; the strong arms of mum rescuing me from danger, the soft material of dad’s jumper as I snuggled closer...

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Wet Your Appetite

It’s a funny thing.
When you wet your lips.
And bite down hard.
On the way love has come upon you.
It’s a funny thing ...

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How Do I Stop Feeling Stressed?

I get it: you’re stressed out, big time. Don’t worry; that’s expected: you’re part of Generation Stress and never fear because you’re in the hands of a stress expert, I’ve been through it all.

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How Polyamory Helped Me Heal After a Toxic Relationship

It’s usually a good idea to spend some time single after the end of a relationship. It gives us the time and space to refocus. It can take a while to unstitch ourselves...

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A Letter to You: the Things I’ll Never Say to my Unfaithful Ex

A letter to you, I haven't spoken to you since I found out and I hate that you'll think I'm in the wrong for never giving you a chance to explain but I know I'm not...

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Heartbeat

I don’t need
to enlist photographs
to reassure me of your gaze,
as the penetration
of your eyes
is emblazoned on my face ...

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Why do we need Fearless Femme?

Our founder, Dr Eve Hepburn, shares her own mental health story and explains why we all need Fearless Femme...

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Confessions of an Ungrateful Wretch

I wasn’t quite expecting to have a baby when I did. It was July, not September. It was too early and everything was going wrong...

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Winter Depression

It can be fairly common for people to get sad when the nights draw in, but what happens when this sadness turns into Seasonal Affective Disorder...

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Mental Health: a Headache

It is a headache going through it, and a headache attempting to get people to understand it. There are many other expletive words you can use to describe it...

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Lego House

He's a clever guy Ed - writes all his own material, sings, plays several musical instruments and has a house made out of Lego...

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New Beginnings

New beginnings
Silent starts
Just excuses to change a bit later
Resolutions can be useful
But why wait ...

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Just Roll With It: How Enjoying My Body Saved My Mind

They say that when you’re depressed, you lose interest in many things that, once upon a time, made you feel alive...

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Show Promo Image: BoJack Horseman

Watch It: The Shows (and Films) That Won’t Let You Down

There’s nothing worse than when you’re relaxing on the couch with several snacks, possibly a glass of wine, trying to unwind with a film or TV show when BAM...

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How Hearing Voices Helped Me Feel Empowered Again

Believe in yourself, Gee. Stand tall, Gee. You CAN do this, Gee. These were just some of the light voices I’d hear, urging to me hike up the mountain of empowerment...

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How To Be Femme and Cast Magic With Lip Balm

Up until about three years ago I had zero clue that I was experiencing dysphoria. I was riding that train to denial city so fast the...

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Self-Compassion: Just One More Thing to be Good At?!

Nowadays it is trendy to take care of yourself. Everyone is rushing to their next yoga class, just to learn how to be calm and mindful...

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