• Let’s drop Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Photos were taken by Millie Clinton, March 2018    Last month I wrote a tweet as I do probably once a day, sometimes more. The tweet read I’d like Chronic Fatigue syndrome to be dropped as a term’. The tweet went viral, and I felt like Piers Morgan difference, being I wasn’t spouting tedious commentary

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  • What is talent?

    Photography taken by Millie Clinton in August 2020 What is talent? Is it the ability to make a moist drizzle cake or is it the ability to sing like Beyoncé on a pub karaoke without realising you had those vocals? Our TV screens are bombarded with reality tv shows on a quest to find the

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  • I’m sorry you feel like this…

    I would like to firstly admit that this post is not an anti-lockdown or conspiracy theory post. This is an educational post for those wanting to have honest, frank and candid conversations with their loved ones via text, video call or telephone call. I think we should all accept there is a virus and it’s

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  • 2020 in Review

    Photos taken August 2019 by Flo Chapling.  When 2020 kicked off we all had high expectations and we all wanted to kick start the new 20s decade in Gatsby style. I started the year with dancing in a Turkish bar with my girlfriends and then spent most of January celebrating. Then in February I also

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  • Don’t you believe in ME?

    Photos taken in August 2020 by Floirin Chapling Dear Doctor, It’s been three years since you diagnosed me and three years since I had to re-seek medical attention. Three years of managing my lifestyle, adapting my lifestyle and making significant changes to my lifestyle. Changes such as; altering my work location, ensuring work places were

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  • Raising Awareness: In the Press

    Images taken in August 2020 With my current circumstances finding the positives is difficult. With the current lockdown upon us, clocks going back and my on-going relapse it’s difficult; perhaps it’s about finding the positives in small things such as saving money as a result of being unable to drive or leave my house. Or,

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  • GET Out

      Photography: August 2019 + taken by Floirin Chapling.  Three years have now passed since my neurologist diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Three years have passed since I took not being tired for granted and three years since I only got pins and needles when positioned uncomfortably. In those three years, I have flared,

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  • Dear Long Covid

    Since COVID19 caused havoc on our professional, personal and social lives it has affected on average 446,000+ people with the loss of taste/smell, temperature and dry coughs. Yet, what is coming clear now, is that 66,000 of those are being left with what’s being described as ‘long covid’. Those with long covid are suffering with;

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  • Rejecting Diet Culture

    Adele, Jonah Hill & Rebel Wilson; what do the three have in common? The three of them are all talented in music or comedy yet we are still in 2020 defining them by their weight loss. I’ve got on my high horse, higher than 5ft because I feel that we’ve become a society and culture

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