All posts tagged mental health

Queer Voices on the Intersection of Queerness and Mental Health

TW: Queerphobia, Homophobia, Transphobia, Violence, Self-harm, Suicide, Hate crime, Mental illness, Mental health As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this Pride month, it becomes important now […]

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

“Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learnt from my long-term friendships with women.” Dolly Alderton is a journalist and writer who published her debut novel, Everything I Know About […]

It Is What It Is?— Power and Passivity as Seen on Love Island

As Brits, we all know the power of being passive aggressive — a trait that is perfectly encapsulated on this series of ITV2’s Love Island. “Can we have a chat?” […]

Inkpot: You & I

I wrote this piece to portray the voices in our heads: one bad and one good. These voices may appear from something someone once said or you overhead, whether it […]

The (Un)Bearable Madness of Being: An Introduction

Welcome to our newest column- The (Un)Bearable Madness of Being: Mental illness has been a chronic part of my life since I was twelve, so, at this rate, you might […]

Begone Stigma: Women and Plastic Surgery

It is not uncommon to hear the words ‘fake’ and ‘unrealistic’ when a conversation about plastic surgery comes up. Guys will usually chip in their two cents and mention how […]

Feel

This poem reflects the conversation between the voices in our head. In this particular poem, the conversation is between two voices: one that has given up and one who resists. […]

It’s OK to let it be about you

In secondary, I had a friend who had anxiety. Awful as it was for her, she often used it as a loophole to get out of deadlines. I remember one […]

Pole dance: turning exploitative into empowering

It was during last year’s fresher’s fair that I was first introduced to pole fitness, before this I had a very limited understanding of what the sport involved. I imagined […]