Issue 281: Pain Isn’t Just ‘Pain’ When You’re Seeking Solutions for Chronic Illness & The Inability to Progress Like a Healthy Person, But Gaining New Perspectives on Life and Self

Friday, 10 September 2021. Issue #281. In This Issue: Pain isn’t just ‘pain’ – there’s a huge difference in types of pain to doctors and patients, in order to find solutions and pain relief. The inability to progress in career, relationship or travel experiences as compared to your peers, but gaining a new perspective on […]

Issue #279: Chronic Fatigue Can Feel Defeating When You Want to Do So Much with Your Life & Young Adults with Chronic Illness Often Fake Being Well to Try and Act Their Age

Friday, 27 August 2021. Issue #279. In This Issue: Chronic fatigue is emotionally tough; when you want to do so much, yet you just can’t and feel defeated. Whilst some students pretend to be sick to get the day off school, many young adults with chronic illness fake being well and try to act their […]

Issue #278: Little Self-Love Letters to Help You Cope on Depressive Days & The Maddening Insinuation That the Chronically Ill are 'Lazy'

Friday, 20 August 2021. Issue #278. In This Issue: Little self-love letters and guideposts to help you cope on those dark, depressive days. People often insinuate that the chronically ill are ‘lazy’, and hint that they aren’t doing ‘enough’ or the ‘right stuff’ to heal. If you can simply sit alone in quietness and peacefulness, […]

Issue 263: When Misinformation is Disseminated It Undoes Some of the Advocacy Already Done & Creating a Safe and Inviting Space at Home That You Can Always Enjoy Being in

Friday, 30 April 2021. Issue #263. In This Issue: When misinformation is disseminated it further stigmatises IBD and chronic illnesses, undoing some of the advocacy work done. This can be especially harmful when it comes from within the chronic illness community itself. Creating a safe and inviting space at home in which you can always […]

Disability & Sex: Disabled People are Not Automatically Bad Sexual or Romantic Partners

Amidst the dozens of emails I receive a day for blog related stuff, one stood out the other day. It asked if I was interested in writing a post for their blog on sex and disability. I was highly suspicious at first, as it was from a porn site, Lustery. Was it legitimate or risky? […]