Tag: BDD

Becoming A Passenger In My Own Body

pregnancy, changes to your body during pregnancy, body dysmorphic disorder and pregnancy, body dysmorphic disorder, bdd, this stuff is golden,

Like many pregnant people, I put my hands around my newly inflated belly. It’s partly because that’s what I see pregnant people do, but I also cradle my bump to highlight how round this belly is becoming. This is to prove to myself and others around me that this is a pregnant belly, that I …

Why I Don’t Have Any Couple Photos Of My SO And I

body dysmorphic disorder, BDD, couple selfies, selfie culture, group photos, needing control, insecurities, this stuff is golden,

We recently went to a house-warming party to our new neighbour’s apartment. When I left the kitchen area (the party area, let’s be honest) to have a nosy look round, I noticed this lovely arrangement above their fireplace. It must have been about ten to twelve photos of the couple, in one large collection of …

What Body Dysmorphic Disorder Is Like

body dysmorphic disorder, teenage years, secondary school, BDD, mental illness, this stuff is golden,

In year 10 of secondary school, my form tutor announced that we all had to participate in a renewal of our school photos; the last round of photos being of us in the innocent and enthusiastic days of year 7, at the tender age of 11. This sent a surge of panic through my bones …