Sex Education Series: how having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects more than just the menstrual cycle

A weekly series on the stigma surrounding sex and sexual health [this is a snippet from my column on Medium.] When I first started my period, I was nine years old. It disappeared for months after that first time, and in all the years following, I can’t ever accurately tell you what day I willContinue reading “Sex Education Series: how having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects more than just the menstrual cycle”

How Do You Get Over An Ex?

Getting over someone is hard, but it’s not impossible [this is a snippet from my article on Medium.] When you first meet them, it seems like some kind of magic — glitter raining down on you, sparks flying, fireworks bursting into an array of rainbows in the sky. They’re a charmer and they’ve charmed you,Continue reading “How Do You Get Over An Ex?”

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 knowContinue reading “The Strangeness of Bad News”

Why I cried when my boyfriend bought me Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

[this is a synopsis from an article I wrote for Medium.] During the early days of my relationship with J, I was still in this haze of ‘pinch-me-I’m-dreaming’ because being treated with so much love, acceptance and wholesome kindness felt so unreal to me. I didn’t know what to do with all the love, allContinue reading “Why I cried when my boyfriend bought me Ben & Jerry’s ice cream”

2020 in review: the highs, the lows and the in-between

When the year first began, it started off with hope and a firm belief of making it ‘the year of me’, of being the absolute best version of myself and making moves. From finding and securing work placements and internships, to getting a part time job. The year was filled with moments that have shapedContinue reading “2020 in review: the highs, the lows and the in-between”