Communication is Self Care

Communication is Self Care

I made a post near the start of the year about the goals I had set for myself for the coming 12 months, the main one being I was going to be nicer to myself this year.

I feel like, before I talk about the strides I’ve taken in this area, I need to mention that this has not been smooth sailing by any means.

I have stopped taking my anti-depressants more than once, I withdrew from my friends for a hot minute there and I’ve been pretty hard on myself for those things and what they resulted in.

But, I’ve also taken steps to do better. Read more

The Low-Down on Menstrual Cups

The Low-Down on Menstrual Cups

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This post comes highly requested and well overdue, but it’s finally time to talk about menstrual cups!

I spoke briefly about cups in an earlier post, but I received a quite a few messages asking for a post with more detail… so here we are, let’s jump right in.

What is a menstrual cup?

A menstrual cup is a reusable alternative to the traditional tampon, usually made of medical grade silicone. It is inserted into the vagina, creating a seal to collect menstrual blood, rather than absorbing it. Read more

Me Too & Broadening the Definition of Sexual Assault

Me Too & Broadening the Definition of Sexual Assault

Last night I had the privilege of attending the YWCA‘s MeToo, But What Can We Do? event at The Golden Wattle in the Adelaide CBD.

A big part of the panel discussion was around the changes the Me Too movement has made surrounding sexual assault, and the panelists raised the way in which the stories shared within the movement and people coming forward has helped to broaden the definition of sexual assault in the public eye.

Laura Desmond, panelist, playwright and performer really struck a cord with me when she spoke about sexual assault no longer being viewed as only being pinned down and r*ped, but widening to include physical, verbal and other forms of assault. Read more

One Month In

One Month In

I’ve never really done the whole new years resolution thing, goal setting (and sticking to said goals) is not a strong point in my personal life.

However, this year I’m giving it a go, mostly in the form of goals for myself, but with one resolution; this year I am going to learn to be kinder to myself.

This wasn’t something I intended on writing about here, but I’m kinda proud of myself so here we are.

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My Relationship with Body Hair

My Relationship with Body Hair

If you’ve seen much of anything on my blog you’ll know how strongly I feel about period positivity – and that, for me is mirrored in all things girls are brought up to feel ashamed about.

Periods, body image, sexuality and our body hair (among others obviously) are all things that we learn to surround with shame and silence, where they should be topics coloured with conversation and choice. Read more

When You Know

When You Know

This time two years ago I couldn’t make up my mind on what I wanted to do with my life.

I had finished high school, my exams were done and I’d graduated, but I still had no idea what I wanted to do next.

I knew I’d go to university, I knew I didn’t want to take a gap year, but as for what I’d actually study… I had absolutely no clue. Read more

Am I a Real Adult Now?

Am I a Real Adult Now?

Well, it happened.

Today is my 20th birthday.

Not quite sure how this happened.

I mean, obviously it was coming, but now it’s here.

There’s something that always feels so final to me about turning a year older, which is odd because literally nothing is changing.

But I’m officially in my twenties now, which is insane to me. Read more