Tag: body dysmorphic disorder

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 …

I’m Jealous Of The Selfies You Take

jealous of selfies, selfies, instagram, selfie culture, facebook, social media, body dysmorphic disorder, confidence, this stuff is golden,

Instagram is the new Facebook to me. I deleted my original Facebook account after I realised how shitty it was making me feel. I would scroll through hundreds of posts, photos, etc. and feel so much envy that I would feel like a loser in comparison. Instagram is becoming like that for me. I scroll …

Opening Up About Mental Illness

mental illness, mental health helplines, need to talk to someone, mental illness, mental health, this stuff is golden,

When visiting my family last September I suppose I did have a breakdown (I just Googled ‘breakdown’ to make sure I wasn’t exaggerating). My emotions spilled out at the smallest trigger, making what was a fun family dinner into an emotional spectacle that nobody could walk out on (the table and chairs are so squished together that …

The Sunshine Makes Me Feel Insecure

body dysmorphic disorder, bdd, insecure about appearance, why i dont like the summer, sunshine makes me nervous, feeling ugly in the summer, this stuff is golden,

I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine: I don’t really like the summer. The summer brings sunshine (at least sometimes, for those of us living in the UK) and I don’t like that. Well, my Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) doesn’t like that.

18 Misguided Times I Felt Pretty

feeling attractive, feeling pretty, misguided times I felt pretty, body dysmorphic disorder, bdd, revenge porn, sexual abuse, teenage insecurity, this stuff is golden,

Trigger warning: this post contains topics such as sexual consent, revenge porn, body dysmorphic disorder & online sexual abuse.  I spent a lot of my time online when I was a teenager – MSN, MySpace, or random forums and chat rooms. I was a lonely and insecure young girl. I hope that these days young …

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 …