In a society that constantly tells us what we should look like by setting unrealistic body standards, it is easier to struggle to love one’s self. The media can have a powerful influence on how we view our bodies. We are bombarded with images of the ‘ideal’ body type and advertisements sell the idea that everyone can achieve this ideal body type if we simply just put in the effort. We are conditioned to view our bodies as a project that must continuously be prodded and modified.
I remember one day during summer 2016. My mother and I were having a casual conversation which ventured into the realms of "you're now 20, you need to start looking for a husband. Where is your boyfriend?". As the only girl in the family, after my older brother clearly stated that marriage was a journey [...]
"Depression is a mystery even to those who suffer from it" - Matt Haig Depression is invisible. What makes it worse is that it is literally in your head. To the world, you might appear to be a well-functioning individual but in reality, you are in a state of mental turmoil. Depression is pain and [...]
This is probably one of the most personal pieces I will ever publish but I decided to share my mental health experiences as it is a topic that is still surrounded by an air of discomfort. I think it's important to share our stories because these things are more common than we would expect and it [...]
Don't you just love 'love'? When I say love, I'm not talking about the idolised, romanticised and idealised version we see in movies or on social media that makes you believe love is all about chocolates and flowers and the huge diamond ring (though I wouldn't turn one down. Perhaps, a ruby? Or an amethyst?) [...]
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting” – Paulo Coelho Everyone has a dream There’s that point in your life where you see something and say to yourself “I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life”. That very moment is when you discover your passion, [...]