• Reflective & Topical

    The Elusive Middle-Ground

    It’s refreshing to see anti-*insert variable* movements gaining traction over recent years thanks to social media providing an outlet to the once lesser heard voice. Just look at the array of body positive, confident (or perhaps not) people of all shapes, sizes, abilities and genders sharing their bits and bobs on your insta feed – a rebellion against the perfect, pouting supermodel of the 90’s. As is the tendency with the swinging pendulum of the social spiritus mundi, humanity has an unfortunate propensity to over compensate for past societal transgressions by over zealously pushing the balance-wheel from the wrongful, judgemental, intolerant position quite far beyond the happy middle ground. We…

  • Reflective & Topical

    The ‘C’ Word

    I promised I wouldn’t write about this dreaded virus on my blog, and yet here I am 3 days into a national response and I’m blogging about it already.  I was mid fertility update before the world was spun into a bizarre, mad, movie-plot panic… And it just doesn’t feel right to continue feeding my own self indulgence when something so big is coming (and indeed already here for lots of us). And for me the thing coming feels bigger than world panic, more imposing than loo roll infested quarantine and much deeper than any virus. As someone who suffers from terrible anxiety (and specifically health anxiety) I can only…