Self-care isn’t always about manicures, bubble baths and healthy food. Sometimes it is forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again. – Meredith Marple

So I want to talk a little about social anxiety, social introversion and the importance of those little acts of self-preservation. For as long as I know I have had a certain battery life when it comes to being social. I can very easily stay at home, close my curtains and watch endless episodes of … Continue reading Self-care isn’t always about manicures, bubble baths and healthy food. Sometimes it is forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again. – Meredith Marple

“Almost everything that is great has been done by youth” – Benjamin Disraeli

This image is sealed on my heart and my mind. Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the Parkland school shooting, at the podium of the March for our Lives in Washington. She took to the podium for 6 minutes and 20 seconds. After speaking briefly, naming each victim of the shooting that took place in February, she … Continue reading “Almost everything that is great has been done by youth” – Benjamin Disraeli

On loving fiercely…

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." ―Agatha Christie, "The Last Séance" On UK Mother's Day last weekend, I posted a photo collage of my beautiful Mama on Facebook … Continue reading On loving fiercely…

Our Movement Was Made For This Moment {{VDay 2018}}

One out of three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence within their lifetime. One in 3.  The statistic alone is terrifying, yet in the wake of #MeToo, The Larry Nassar trial, pussy-grabbing Presidents and Weinstein's 'open secret' in Hollywood, it is no longer that hard to believe. Twenty years ago, when Eve Ensler … Continue reading Our Movement Was Made For This Moment {{VDay 2018}}

Tea and Consent

There should be no gray area when it comes to consent and sexual assault. And yet, when I found myself, once again, in an argument with a grown man who insisted and attempted to mansplain the 'grey area' of consent and the 'blurred lines' of rape, I found myself so filled with anger and disbelief … Continue reading Tea and Consent

On #metoo…

“I wish women didn’t have to rip our pasts open and show you everything and let you ogle our pain for you to believe us.” — Lindy West Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein - it is almost the same every time: A woman will come forward with accusations of sexual abuse, and … Continue reading On #metoo…

On flashbacks, intense emotions and grounding…

Flashbacks can be terrifying - they can feel like we are back in that place where pain and fear ruled. Flashbacks can be triggered by almost anything: smells; seeing an item or an image on television; being in a place; the words someone else uses. As awful as they are, flashbacks are in fact a … Continue reading On flashbacks, intense emotions and grounding…