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SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

WRITER. DOODLER. TRAUMA SURVIVOR. INFLUENCER. WAVE-MAKER.

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October 2016

PEOPLE CAN BE NICE

Fucking speechless I am, luckily not word-less [as that would render it a shit post]...I am BLOWN AWAY by humanity and the niceness of it lately. First, I put a 'cry for support' post out when I spin into mental health crisis,... Continue Reading →

BADASSERY!

One of my favourite pop tart bloggers Raquel at  Recovery to wellness coined the phrase "GO FORTH AND RADIATE BADASSERY!" Quality statement! What a mantra to live by! UNFUCKWITHABLE is another fave.... These are what sprang to mind when I received this... Continue Reading →

UNTANGLED ABUSED

Who are the untangled you ask? The untangled are the people like me who were abused and controlled and violated and threatened as children, teenagers and adults, but WE SET OURSELVES FREE. WE GOT UNTANGLED. The word untangled is stolen [with... Continue Reading →

BLOGGERS ARE SEXY!

Yes, you read that right. You are. All of you. This is why... In a world saturated with image managed social media trending repugnant vacuous bullshit, there are still people out there like you. People with brains. People with minds... Continue Reading →

VITAMIN C INJECTION

This blog needs a shake up. And what do we do when it's autumn and we start feeling run down? We get down to our local chemist to score some vitamin C tablets. That is what I will do with... Continue Reading →

PLUNGE INTO THE BLUE 

Plunged into a world of blue...dry ice...spotlights...a guy I know so well led me through... Through the dry ice to the other side...a place to scream and plunge down and slide Thought maybe it was high time I died It... Continue Reading →

HE + SHE = WE

One plus one.This is our story. When he and she became we. You and me-eyes locked together in a smoky pub. I looked to the floor. I was shy. You were confident. I thought you were too good for me.... Continue Reading →

WHY DO THE BIRDS SING? TW

Why do the birds sing, today of all days? Don't they know of my malaise? Cars roll past-people go about their day Of last night, I dunno know what to say I'm here, I'm here. I still fucking here Slides... Continue Reading →

HYPO GLARE

This was going to be titled hypomanic reflections, as I'm hypomanic and wanted to do a spot of clever thinking, but then I realised I'm hypomanic so can't think as everything is so FAST so instead of reflection it's more... Continue Reading →

POUR poem

Pour it out, every drop... your life is like a photograph that's been badly and messily cropped You feel pain so deep inside Stomach crunching fear that can't be denied Words hurt but I promise I mean no harm I... Continue Reading →

SORRY ISN’T HARD

Do you remember the song "sorry seems to be the hardest word"? Well, I have the opposite problem. And in this post I will try and refrain from apologising for my problem, because that is the problem I am trying... Continue Reading →

WHAT ABUSE/TRAUMA SURVIVORS NEED

Hey guys...I promise no more vlogs today-thanks to those of you who watched my earlier one on how to respond to people with mental health conditions. The content of this vlog contains one of the most important messages I want to... Continue Reading →

SHINE MY FRIEND

THIS IS A GUEST POST, WROTE ESPECIALLY FOR SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE BY A LUSH FRIEND OF MINE. Her name is Liza and she writes exceptionally beautifully. I asked her to write a little piece that encapsulated the SUMMER STARTS... Continue Reading →

PAIN v TRAUMA

I have some points to make based on some reflecting I've been doing lately following blog comment chats with other blogger peeps out there. There seems to be a lot of encouragement [psychological pressure if you ask me] put on... Continue Reading →

PERSONALITY PRISM

I ruffled a few feathers I think with my earlier post. I expressed myself strong, and laid my emotionality out in full HD. What happens when you shine light through a prism? It splits into a rainbow of colours like... Continue Reading →

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