To shave, or not to shave, that is, not really the question – Lea Heim

Not long ago, a friend of mine threw a party to celebrate her birthday. The living room dance floor was already buzzing when I got there. Hips were shaken, heads wiggled, arms enthusiastically thrown up in the air to the tunes of a more or less decent pop repertoire. It was there that my eyes … Continue reading To shave, or not to shave, that is, not really the question – Lea Heim

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): how to loosen its grip – Tara Rawson

When I was a little girl, winter was my favourite time of year. Sure, summer was great for water fights and bike rides but as far as I was concerned, winter had it all: Christmas, Halloween, Bonfire Night…. all of the sparkly, quirky, over the top fun! But after my grandparents died and my parents … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): how to loosen its grip – Tara Rawson

Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Content warning: contains references to sexual assault and the emotional impact of sexual assault. Throughout my life I have always been conscious of my body and its proportions, its changing shape and dimensions, but I have never been obsessively, acutely preoccupied with my flesh. That is, until I was raped. My once (mostly) positive relationship … Continue reading Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas

I think feeling happier is something that many of us strive for, and at times the constant pursuit of happiness can leave us feeling a little burnt out or dissatisfied that our lives are not as happy as they ‘should be’. This post from Stylist magazine notes that constant happiness is not achievable and that’s ok because … Continue reading Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas

Becoming a mother needn’t end your creative journey – Talitha Kukk

I fell in love just before my 25th birthday. Just before my 26th birthday I gave birth to my first child, a baby girl. We named her Lo. She is my finest accomplishment, but my goodness, it's difficult to get ANYTHING done once you have a mewing little infant to take care of - which is worrisome … Continue reading Becoming a mother needn’t end your creative journey – Talitha Kukk