Category: context

Made Space for a Voice

#MentalHealthWeek | Blog 3:3 100% Im one of those people that has to make, it’s not a hobbie or career path, it’s a need, like someone might jog, or swim, sing, to stay happy and healthy, I need to make. If Im not making it’s because Im not well and

Meds & Body Image

#MentalHealthWeek | Blog 2:3 Mermasaurs existing was part of my recovery.  During an abusive relationship the only thing I had real control over was my body. I made it strong and healthy, so that I could skate hard and fast as a jammer/ blocker on an awasome roller derby team.

Meds, Me & Mental Health

#MentalHealthWeek | Blog 1:3 I’ve commented on posts, talked in person about meds, made one post about meds in IG when I was pissed off but grateful for my conviction when a doctor lectured me. it occured to me recently, I’ve never written about meds, it’s been almost 4 years

Bank Holiday Chills

Bank Holiday Chills

Finding Doors

I have kept #TalkingMH and it’s opened some doors, specifically this one. The Orchard, Norwich  In several ways I’m quite lucky, in that yes I’ve had some really naff hands dealt to me but I’m able to communicate it into a story, theorising some of it but also having the

CPD Evening

Building a Village-workshop. At The Orchard Norwich. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-a-village-tickets-55711783444

No tech Tuesdays

#notechtuesday 😲 A while back, as a family we went to a workshop by the very interesting chap @PaulJungo it helped introduce ideas that are sometimes better heard from someone else, “erk, whatever, no way!” is a standard reaction to the idea of putting in more tech boundaries in. We’ve

Conference Comedown

Post Nor(Dev):Con 2019 The past week I have done the bare minimum, by which I mean I have washed and eaten regularly enough, seen some faces that I feel comfortable seeing when not at my best and put the majority of my effort into parenting. I have had what I

Not fearing accountability

Who else is grateful to have the festive period over? Even if everything seems grand and life is plodding on ok, Christmas is so intensely derailing, I end up quite raw when school starts up again. The first week of new years I was aware of the rawness, and containing

I was wrong.

This post is unapologetically me, triggering and sweary, sorry not sorry. If you’re striving for something you believe you’re not, it hurts and it’s probably counterproductive. I didn’t think I was good. I got really ill and was broken down to nothing, so every effort I made to do better,

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