Living with Fibromyalgia and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has always been a wave that I've had to surf carefully.... 'Breaking The Stigma; An insight into a Mental Health Crisis' illuminates my experiences.
We've all heard the cliché, new year, new me. How many people can say they've followed through with their ambitious resolutions?
I didn't realise I could be so bored taking part in a three day sleep study. Turns out, extreme boredom makes you want to take a long nap. Shame I'm not allowed to nod off.
After being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I found it hard to communicate how I feel each day, so I chose to write free-form poetry.
It was the 2nd of October 2015, day one in Bangkok, and it was hot! My Partner, my cousin and I stepped out of the airport and headed straight to the infamous Khao San Road. Walking down this street was overwhelming to say the least. Picture the crowds sipping from famous Thai buckets whilst simultaneously dancing to Gangnam… Continue reading First Impressions of Travelling
This is a therapeutic free-write that I composed at work, days before having surgery in August 2015. I quit my job two weeks later and then jetted off to travel the world four weeks following that. Please bear in mind, this is a raw free-write, written in pain with a lot of anger.
I wrote this whilst practicing my controlled free-writing sessions. It's a very raw piece of material that has seldom been edited.
'Dead.Lines' is a fictional story based on true events. Warning – Reader discretion; drug use, swearing, sexual references. This piece has been since been revised (2021) and can be found under Short Stories as 'Dead.Lines (Revised, 2020).