Self Care Sunday
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Gurls Talk Addiction
My addiction story: Kaylyn Planes
I’m no longer a slave to my addiction. I’m free, I’m alive, and sometimes, I still can’t believe it
Everyone Here is Anonymous
It suddenly occurred to me that this was my first time in an airport sober
Admitting that you have an addiction of any kind is the first step to recovery it’s probably the hardest thing to do because of the side effects to addiction, as well as the guilt, remorse, shame, embarrassment, and disappointment and reality soon hits home, it did for me.
All I know about grief and loss (and everything I learnt along the way) : By Lottie Lander
Growing up I experienced a lot of death. My twin brother, my dad, both granddads and my uncle all died before I was legally a ‘grown up’.
Come On In, The Water’s Fine
But then there's the stereotype. Black people can't swim. And my mum and I were having none of that. In class, I could see myself as the only black girl at the deep end of the pool and it both pushed and perplexed me to carry on in the water.
How My Skin Took Over My Mind
Think it is safe to say my life hasn’t been plain sailing, yet from the outside looking in people seem to think otherwise, that is why it is so important to truly use that saying you learnt when you were a kid – don’t judge a book by its cover.
Grief: By Rachael Nutt
I suppose my advice to you, the reader(s) is to teach yourself to not just exist without your loved one, strive to do great things for them.
Time to Talk
I have suffered with mental health issues for over a year now, which I guess is a small amount of time in comparison to others. I crash every so often but I’ve learnt talking about those lows can create highs and can help me with my recovery and stability.
Adwoa’s bus that trumps hate
Gurls Talk teamed up with Romance Journal and Women Under the Influence in January for the Women's March on Washington D.C. check out the video we made together! Featuring so many incredible women and interviews. Check it out below:
An ode to the masterpiece that is the female anatomy
As any young female I have struggled with self acceptance, learning to have a voice, and the constant battle with conforming to society's ideals of how I should be.
Channeling Bi-polar + OCD Into Art
I was diagnosed, or doctors like to say, that I am bipolar and obsessive compulsive.The only thing I know for sure is that my most loved disorder is my passion for Art! It has really helped me, not being painless but feeling that my problems can be useful if I am able to canalize them through painting.
I find a strange comfort in collecting images, It's a way of filling my head with beautiful things, dulls any pain and masks insecurity. Collecting images of women feels as if I'm collecting wild flowers-building a personal Eden
This Zine Is Celebrating the Creative Womxn of Manchester
From activists to Olympians, musicians to politicians, there is a long history of pioneering women who have helped shape Manchester’s culture. But with that being said, why do we only associate the Northern city’s popular culture with cisgendered men?