self-care

Why I Still Love New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap. Where once it was the done thing to loudly proclaim “NEW YEAR, NEW ME” from the rooftops, now all the cool kids are shunning goals and resolutions in favour of a slower pace of life. “Who needs goals?” they Tweet. “2019 is all …

Therapy: It’s Good to Talk, But It’s Up to You

TW: mental health, suicidal thoughts, counselling, therapy, abortion, sexual assault — When it comes to mental health, we’re always told to speak up. We’re implored to share our stories in the hope that it’ll make us feel better and allow others to provide us with the help we need. Of …

Self-Care for Activists

Activism is hard work. Arguing with trolls on Twitter, attending rallies, organising petitions, writing important think-pieces, contacting your MP or representative weekly–it’s all exhausting. It’s even more exhausting when your efforts feel futile. When you email your MP umpteen times to vote against Brexit, and they ignore you. When your …