Trigger warning: suicide and suicidal thoughts Recently I was gifted a £40 Amazon gift card as a thank you for taking part in a survey about image-based sexual abuse (or Revenge Porn, as you may know it). I spent most of the £40 on things for my daughter, but also decided on a little treat […]
In recent weeks I have had horrible, can’t-stand-up-straight stomach aches, an eye twitch, aching neck and back muscles, increase and decrease of appetite, headaches, diarrhoea, anxiety attacks, nightmares – all because of stress and anxiety.
I remember watching the movie The Virgin Suicides (1999) as a teenager, maybe at 14 years old. I couldn’t resist the movie poster of it – the beautiful Kirsten Dunst who seems to be looking at you and through you at the same time. And of course, there was the title – how was I […]
As a book I have revisited several times, my copy of The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe is quite fragile and very worn. This bestseller novel was originally published in 1958, and became a huge hit with young women during the 60’s. It continues to be listed as a must-read for twenty-somethings (that’s where I […]