Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Why I don't Do OOTD's OOTD

 I love being part of the blogging community, and how there are so many different types of bloggers. Theres a freedom which comes from being a lifestyle blogger that means you don't have to stick to one niche. You can write about books, health, restaurants, sex, beauty and clothes in the same month. And I do write about a lot of those things. Except Outfits of The Days (OOTDs). When I first started out I was solely fashion and there's a lot of reasons I stopped, but a big one was that I had no outfits to actually talk about.

Being disabled and working from home, I spend a lot of my time in pyjamas, if I was to still do OOTDs they'd consist of:

Darth Vader hoodie
crappy old tshirt
Hogwarts sweatpants
No makeup
Unbrushed hair

If I wanted to I probably could get dressed every day, but when I'm hardly leaving the house and mostly don't have the energy I don't see the point. I'm not throwing any shade at those who do post just OOTD's, god I envy all these gorgeous bloggers who wear incredible outfits and poses, oozing confidence before going about their daily lives. (I know a lot do outfit shots in batches too, but still you got dressed today!)

When I do get dressed nowadays it's as "Female Protaganist in A YA Novel"; jeans, t shirt, cardigan, (fake) converse. You have to laugh when Cath Avery from Fangirl describes what she's wearing and you look down to see you're wearing pretty much the same thing- I even had a Harry Potter shirt on to compete with her Simon Snow one!

I honestly feel that staying in my pyjamas and not really leaving the house has contributed to my plummeting body confidence. It's hard to love your body when it's broken and you're not making an effort. So when I do dress up, to see friends or go to an event, I take as many selfies as I possibly can because I love documenting that I actually made the effort. I post a lot of crap makeup free selfies on Snapchat, but my Instagram mainly consists of the days when I feel good about myself and want to share with the world.

I love celebrating the moments when I feel good, but I'm happy in my own skin now too. And I really love sitting about in my pjs all day!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Being a Feminist On The Internet

Trigger Warnings for rape threats, death threats, suicide, rape apologists, homophobia, fatphobia, misogyny and slutshaming.

Being a writer and blogger I put quite a big part of my life on the internet. My posts are often very personal and in response to that I'm lucky to have had a great outpouring of love, brilliant advice and made some amazing friends. But it's not all good, a big portion of the responses I get to posts and tweets about feminist, political or controversial issues are negative, disgusting and occasionally threatening.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Q&A

If you are a vagina owner around the age of 25, you're probably nearing your first smear. I know that this can be quite daunting, but it's such an important thing that you really can't afford to miss. I had my first cervical smear at the age of 24 and they found HPV, since then I've had check ups every year and thankfully it's been ok. So with this in mind, I asked my social media friends to give me their questions all about smears and HPV.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

That Word

Today I want to talk about one of my favourite words in the English language. A word that brings anger and outrage when it is spoken in public. It's seen by some as the most offensive word there is.

The word? Cunt