On dating someone outside my religion

[this piece was first published on Hello Giggles which you can find here.] At the very start of 2020, I met the love of my life. From the beginning, I knew if the relationship blossomed into something more serious, the journey would be fraught with hardship, guilt, and a semblance of questioning where I stand not just…

Blooming in adversity

Since my last post about being unsure whether I would get a job I really wanted, related to mental health, a number of things have changed. Since February/March, I had been working in a position I didn’t entirely want — but it was a massive stepping stone, a look into what-could-be — but that was…

Dreaming of ways to get out

TRIGGER WARNING: mental health / depression As always, it has been a while since my last post, and for those of you loyal readers who continue to stay and support me, thank you. I know I’m nowhere near as consistent as I used to be, about a year or two ago — which is very…

☾ a glimpse into the mind of a lost girl ☽

TRIGGER WARNING: mentions of kidnapping / murder / abuse. talk about depression (?), disassociation do you ever feel like you’re floating through life, like nothing is real and everything that is happening is simply a hazy dream? just fleeting moments you’re sitting through, on an endless loop in your mind like snapshots of a movie?…

We Need to Talk About PCOS

Disclaimer: Picture source: Getty Images Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 5 women in the UK. It’s a hidden illness with a large number of symptoms, from depression to excessive hair growth to possible infertility, hindering women in a variety of ways by weakening them and impacting their mental and physical health. For such…

Dealing with feeling ‘not good enough’

A few days ago, I was told that I would no longer be offered anymore shifts for this freelance writing gig I had. The email, sent on a Friday night, completely ruined my mood. While I completely understand budgeting is an issue, having to read this email, to put it frankly, sucked. It made me…

The Strangeness of Bad News

First posted on Medium Trigger warning: death, illness Since March 2020, it sort of seems like the world has somehow shifted — more bad news pouring out of everyone’s mouths as the days creep by. For months, every phone call my family would get was about one loss or another, deaths, illnesses, people we know…