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December 6, 2019

What does it take to be a real Badass? 

What does the word Badass mean to you?

We interviewed 7 women to get their take on the word BADASS. 

November 27, 2019

Oh what a marvellous thing it is to be a woman I exclaim - now that I love my body, femininity and who I have grown to become - to the fullest. There are indeed a plethora of facts that should be celebrated based on our womanhood alone (but we obvs couldn't fit them all in this article) so we've narrowed it down and are giving you 14 eye opening facts about womanhood. 

1. The two highest IQ scores in recorde...

Yesterday my seven year old daughter came into the kitchen, pushed her belly out and asked me if she looked fat! Everything died inside me.

I quickly began a mental backtrack and visual images of me standing in front of my bedroom mirror scrutinising my body (whilst she sat on my bed) popped up. And the time’s I had discussed weight loss and dieting with a friend, in person or over the phone triggered...

I never thought post natal depression would affect me. I don’t know why exactly I thought this - after all, it is common amongst post partum women (more than 1 in 10 will experience it within a year of giving birth), especially those who have a family history of the condition.

My maternal grandmother suffered from particularly bad post-natal depression after all three of her children were born. Given this, I’m not sure exactly...

Sometimes life is so hard that even sleep looks like a demon favouring all your scars, you run away from it, it chases you and you give up because it’s all you have, it’s like a guilty pleasure even if it’s wrong you want to have it because it looks like morphine- a sedative.

There are many people around us who affect our lives in one way or another but there is a time when we measure all of it and we judge ourselves according...

After writing a piece recently about going to events as a solo person, I had several offers from people saying they would come with me to future ones. Whilst this is, of course, lovely, it wasn’t what I was trying to project, I was saying that it’s okay to be alone. And I’m still saying it’s okay to be alone.

This week is a wonky week for me. The end of the school year always feels quite overwhelming, there are so many events t...

At the tender age of 15 I struggled with my identity. The ruminating thoughts that drained me weekly - Am I too skinny? Am I pretty enough? Am I smart enough? Did said boy fancy me? 15 years later and it troubles me that I am still asking myself the same questions. 15 whole years. Why am I still dissilusioned about my existence - and why do I still allow society to have such an effect on me? 

When I ask myself wh...

The world of dating can be pretty awkward and confusing so will naturally come with both good and bad experiences. So much so that when I decided to take the plunge into dating (an anxious plunge might I add) I decided that at the least this would be a learning experience as well as helping to identify the type of man that I was seeking - now in my mid 30's with hopes that my choices had become better and evolved since my late...

“Well, here’s to you Mrs Robinson.” 

Were the words I woke up to after spending the night with a much younger man. I laughed, of course, and we woke up together many more times after that too.

So, what is the appeal of the older woman, younger man relationship? For me, I had no idea it was a ‘thing’ until I was single again and started online dating.

I didn’t know I had a ‘type’, then I began swiping right and realised, that pret...

We are only as heavy as our secrets. That’s become part of my psychotherapeutic personal and professional mantra. Just because our conservative society, family or friends may find difficult subjects best dealt with in silent ignorance, does not mean that we, you, now us, have to carry on this old-fashioned concept of public denial. Subjects such as child abuse, domestic violence, rape, self-harm, anorexia, abortion (you get th...

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