My Endometriosis Surgery & Recovery

My Endometriosis Surgery & Recovery

Almost four weeks ago I had a laparoscopy which is a keyhole surgery used to examine or operate on, in my case, the source of pelvic pain.

My surgery was to inspect inside my pelvis and excise endometriosis (if found), and I also had a mirena IUD inserted while I was under.

I decided rather than doing a standard blog post about my surgery (which probably would have been three thousand words), I’d switch it up a little bit and vlog my recovery!

This is my first go at something like this, so I’d love if you checked it out! Read more

Girl Power Dance Party (and everyone is invited)

Girl Power Dance Party (and everyone is invited)

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Hello loves, and happy Saturday!

Today’s post is one I’ve been meaning to put together for probably like a year now… I’ve played around with the idea multiple times since then and it’s never felt completely right, until today.

I’m a perfectionist when it comes to a lot of things, but it mostly manifests in my Spotify playlists.

My music taste isn’t anything overly sophisticated, in fact it is best described as a young adult novel coming to life.

And you know what that means… bops, it’s all bops.

So who better to bring you a playlist full to the brim of girl power anthems? Read more

My Period Hacks

My Period Hacks

Despite previously writing about why I’m thankful for my period, I think most uterus-owners would agree with me… it’s often a pretty crappy time.

My period symptoms have changed (and worsened) over time and I, like you (probably), have developed my own set of tricks for getting through the shedding of my uterine wall.

These might not all work for or suit everyone, or maybe these are things you already do, but these rituals and products are what work for me. Read more

A Love Letter to My Best Friends

A Love Letter to My Best Friends

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To the two most wonderful pals a girl could wish for,

I don’t understand what I did to get so lucky, but I need to start by saying that you are more incredible than you can possibly imagine.

I don’t really believe in fate, but the chances that our paths would ever cross were slim, so I feel like I either made the perfect decisions, or there was a reason for all of the questionable ones.

Whatever reason, I truly won the lottery, not just in knowing you, but in being a part of our relationship.

I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t do for you, and I hope you know that. Read more

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