I’ve been thinking about writing this down for a long time. To some degree, years before this blog even existed. More intensely, since the disappearance (and subsequent murder) of Sarah Everard, and all of the media furore that followed. I guess I just didn’t know how to write it down or start it, but sometimesContinue reading “On being Woman”
PS- Happy Neurodiversity Celebration Week. When autistic people are expected to change their behaviour overnight to confirm to what neurotypicals want, it can feel like ableism. When people complain that we’re blunt, or combative- when our brains are literally wired that way. People expect us to police ourselves or mask- it’s impossible to do theseContinue reading “Casual Ableism”
I remember when I was a young child I was NEVER tired in the day- full of energy, bounding along, doing everything. But when I started my A levels in 2017, I started experiencing this incredible fatigue. I was this zombie. I would fall asleep in afternoon lessons, or nap when I got home andContinue reading “Chronic Fatigue, Masking, and the ‘Swan’ metaphor”
CW- weight loss/ED discussion Hey, I’m Lucy, and I’m fat. For so many years I was so scared of that three letter word. Fat. It was the word people used to demean me. I was told by society it was the worst thing to be. It was flung around like a curse. Right now I’mContinue reading “Negotiating losing weight as a fat woman”
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