The blind truth about migraines

A light turns on and now I see only flickering objects and flashing faces. “Maybe it’ll pass” I tell myself as I look down at my right hand which I can only see half of. “Sometimes it does.” My body tingles. My hands shake. As my peripheral vision blurs for longer than 5 minutes I…

Why real life is more isolating than the online world

So, I was told the other day: “You post too much on social media.” The cheek of it! How dare he criticise what I do online. I tried to justify in my head how much I post on Instagram by comparing what I post to the people around me. I don’t post half as much as…

Opinion: The week when class turns to objectification

Picture this. You’re at the Gold Cup. You’ve saved up all year for this only to gamble and probably lose all of your earnings. You’ve travelled to Cheltenham especially to get all dressed up and flaunt your £20 and £50 notes around as if they’re nothing. You try and speak in a high-class accent and…

Experience: I overcame my fear of not being good enough

There’s that voice of insecurity inside all of us. We’ve all experienced it: “You’re not good enough. You’re not trying hard enough. You should give up.” I’ve long battled with that voice, both in my work and any hobbies that I’ve had. Once you believe it, it’s hard to overcome. Comparing my competitive ability to…