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Going Hormone Free || One Year On The IUD

TW: Mentions of blood, sex and mental health. 
I'd recommend not to read ahead if you are sensitive to these topics.



The pill. Condoms. The implant. Dental dams. IUD. Injection.

Contraception is something we are all brought up conscious of and is important to understand, not only to prevent surprise pregnancy, but for your own health and wellbeing too. 

There are currently more than 10 different types of contraception available to women, which you can read more about here, or alternatively find services near you here. In the UK, there are clinics where you can drop in and speak to someone about the different ones available and which ones are suitable to your body and health.

Having tested various methods of contraception through my teen years, in 2017, I decided that I wanted to take my body back to basics and go as natural as possible to allow [both my body and mind] time to recuperate.

Thrifty DIY || Culottes: Cropped to Shorts.


I think we've all been in that position where you've envisioned an outfit in your mind, gone to try said clothes on and ended up entirely baffled over why it doesn't look half as appealing as your brain had originally made it seem. I did that today.

An emo's natural habitat: Slam Dunk Festival '18


This is going to be my eighth year at Slam Dunk Festival, it's basically a tradition now.

And yet, until this week (Slam Dunk is now 2 days away), I've barely even given it a proper thought. I've not yet decided on what outfit to wear, I have no idea which stages I'm going to be visiting or who I'm actually going to be watching.

So I thought I'd write up a little blog post to do just this - with you!
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Some days, my brain doesn't like me but I still love it anyway




It sounds really strange, doesn't it? Describing my brain as a separate person, but sometimes it really does feel like it is.

Some days, my brain and my body don't get a long at all - to the point where my body wants to get up and be productive and get things done, but my brain just wants to switch off for a while and monotonously count the lights that flicker through my blinds and onto my ceiling.

Some days, I'll give in to this desire.

Some days, I'll start feeling an overwhelming amount of emotions and my brain will work overtime trying to process them. This turns into an afternoon of over thinking, worrying and anxiety.

Some days, I won't feel anything at all. Some days, I'm almost numb.

But, without getting too down - this is only a percentage of my life. This is only some days. 

There are days when all of the sadness in the world can't keep me down - where my head is racing with ideas and my body actually commits to helping me make them a reality.
There are days where I'll roll out of bed, feeling as fresh as a daisy and I can't keep myself from smiling.

There are days I feel the confidence radiating from my every being and I feel like I can conquer the world.

There are days in which my inspiration is wholly empowering, it reminds me so much of the reasons I love my quirky little brain.

Day of L O V E; Romantic or not.


As I'm sat writing this, it's the morning of #ValentinesDay. For the second year running, I'm single but I can honestly say it doesn't matter

Valentines Day seems to split people 1 of 3 ways - they either absolutely love it and go all out, they hate it and take joy in bashing those who love it, or they just completely ignore it. I'd say I'm definitely in the first category. I love it and everything it represents.