Dim the Spotlight on… Karen Carpenter [#11]

THIS IS A NEW SERIES WHICH CONSISTS OF ME LOOKING BACK AT ARTISTS WE LOVE AND HAVE INFLUENCED US THAT IS UNFORTUNATELY NO LONGER ALIVE. THESE ARE PUBLIC FIGURES THAT WERE VERY OPEN/KNOWN FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, BOTH RUMOURED AND DIAGNOSED. DISCLAIMER: THESE POSTS HAVE MENTIONS OF SUICIDE, DEATH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND/OR RAPE THROUGHOUT,…

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A letter to those suffering in silence (mostly aimed for teenagers)

Dear sufferer, My battle with mental illness began at some time in my preteens - don't know the exact year or age - but I know for a fact that by the time I was in my mid-teens, I had the whole nine yards. What I also know is that by the time I was…

The Pressure of Coming Out and Why Homosexuality Shouldn’t be a BIG DEAL

This article was originally published on my older blog, Absurd Nerd. I was browsing through it and thought this article is as relevant now as it was four years ago. As the saying goes, it's better to just speak up than keeping something buried inside you, waiting until this something becomes so unbearable to keep…

Six-Month Roundup 2018 #1 [Jan-Jun]

Greetings everyone! For this post, as the title and banner both indicate, I will be doing a roundup of the first half of the year because can you actually believe we're MORE than halfway through 2018?! I can't for sure! So let's take a look at the ups and downs in terms of my personal…

BeYOUtiful – Week #22

A series on self-love and positivity that will take place every Sunday. Here I will chronicle how my week went with a question asked on the journal I bought in summer 2017 from Paperchase, and a brief idea of what is planned for the upcoming month in terms of the blog, which will be added/removed when done. Hope you…

A letter to my younger self

Dear younger me, Don't be startled. This is not some wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey thing. (If you want to understand that reference watch Doctor Who. Trust me... I mean... you?!). This is a genuine letter guiding you towards your future - I mean my future... you know what? I'll speak as if you're you and I'm me.…

New Year’s Resolution for People with Mental Health Problems/Illnesses

Even if you weren't among the people who denounced this particular trip we all took around the sun, it's hard not to feel a little optimistic about the start of a new year. I won't give you the "new year, new you" spiel, because I'm one of those who doesn't believe in this shindig.