Words Matter, Actions Matter More

Living with the aftermath of childhood trauma and abuse is an uphill battle. Every day is a struggle, and it’s often made harder by well-meaning but ultimately useless platitudes like “Hang in there.” These words, meant to comfort, can sometimes feel dismissive and disheartening. For those who love us and want to help, understanding how to use language more effectively can be a powerful tool.

Mental Illness Stigma Needs To Stop

Mental illness is an uninvited guest that lingers in the shadows of many lives, often invisible to the untrained eye. As someone who has navigated the murky waters of mental health, stemming from 13 years of childhood displacement, trauma, and abuse, I know all too well the importance of being seen and accepted. Yet, our […]

10 ways to turn a bad day into a good one!

We all have those days when nothing goes right. You wake up on the wrong side of the bed, your alarm clock doesn’t go off, and then you get stuck in traffic. You’re not alone. 

A Childhood Trauma Survival Story

Hi I am now almost 25. When I was just a few weeks old my dad hurt me physically for the first time. He pinched the top of my ear and it turned black instantly that was just the beginning.

In the weeks and months that followed he had made my baby milk wrong deliberately so I would inhale the powder which resulted in me being admitted to hospital. Then when I got home he tried to drown me, I was covered in bruises and at 9 weeks old he threw me onto the sofa and broke my arm in 3 places the doctor called it a spiral break.

9/11 2001 A Memoir

Every year for the last 16 years this day has rolled around, often catching me off guard. The days building up to it I feel something, something I am not sure I can properly explain. As a writer, I feel I should be able to just put it all out there and eloquently describe this […]

Fuck the Gaslighters and Trolls

Fight The Stigma

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Be Yourself, Your Strength Comes From Within

Fight Mental Illness Stigma

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