Last night a journal saved my life

“There’s not a problem that I can’t fix, coz I can do it in the… Filofax.” True as that may be, we’re getting ahead of ourselves a little. Let’s perform a little DJ backspin trick and rewind the story. It is true that I started keeping a diary as a confused 13yo, after being introduced…

On the removal of body hair

I first started shaving my body hair in school. If you took a Yeti, covered him in glue and then rolled him around on a barbershop floor, it would take a look at my legs and start worrying about looking hairless by comparison. It’s fair to say that it was negatively impacting my body  image…

On the taking of selfies for mental health

I was 47 when I took my first selfie. Defining ‘selfie’ as a photograph of oneself by oneself for purely social reasons – i.e. not because I needed a profile pic for a website, or an identification picture for my national speed awareness course – my first selfie was taken in Brighton train station. I…