Caution and Controversy

This post has been years in the making. And even after sitting on it for so long and coming back to it to triple check I’m expressing myself as carefully and as clearly as I can, it still feels controversial to click Publish. There is so much more to say about this. But I amContinue reading “Caution and Controversy”

Blue Sunday: The Origin Story

How ‘Blue Sunday’ began . November 2012. I have only one memory of my 22nd birthday. It was only three days after my diagnosis and I was so unwell after the appointment with the Neurologist who diagnosed me. My 23rd I’m not sure about either. Try as I might I can’t form a memory ofContinue reading “Blue Sunday: The Origin Story”

Welcome to Our ‘Normal’

Swinging between sympathy for those who are so alien to this kind of isolation, and bitterness that so many initiatives on how to help people feel less isolated are suddenly coming into practice. The rallying of support is heartwarming. Yet at the same time it’s heartbreaking for someone like me to see, because I’ve spentContinue reading “Welcome to Our ‘Normal’”