The Government’s announcement this week on Sex and Relationship Education does not go nearly far enough.

Allowing parents to opt-out and not making LGBT-inclusive lessons compulsory in all schools is dangerous; and can lead vulnerable children, like me, to depression, isolation, self-harm or worse. Continue reading The Government’s announcement this week on Sex and Relationship Education does not go nearly far enough.

Depression: a vicious beast that creeps up on you in the night.

In Indian paddy-fields, there are harvesting people wearing face masks on the back of their heads. The belief being that the neighbourhood tiger won’t attack if they believe the farmers are looking at them. For the tiger is a predator who would prefer to creep up when it’s prey least expects it; sinking it’s teeth deep into the victims flesh so there can be no escape. Continue reading “Depression: a vicious beast that creeps up on you in the night.”

Because I needed cheering up and you really do #GetWhatYouGive

I needed cheering up this afternoon. Long story, the joys of spending time with the family, but that’s not important right now.

One of my favourite ways to make myself feel better when I’m a bit down is to listen to a few carefully selected tunes. For me, I’ve put together a playlist on Spotify of some tracks that I know do the job of lifting my mood. That way I know there’s nothing in there that’s going to trigger a negative memory or just make me feel worse for another reason. Continue reading “Because I needed cheering up and you really do #GetWhatYouGive”