recovering from anorexia

I had a 5 month human photo hiatus. I took no photos of myself. I looked at no photos of others. I boycotted instagram altogether, restricted myself to droolworthy, people-less pictures of interiors on pinterest (and primary school literacy and numeracy ideas but that doesn’t sound glamorous at all…), binned every magazine in the house, and even quit browsing for clothes online and in stores so as to avoid seeing fashion campaigns, mannequins, and modelled clothing. I realised that these… Read more »

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  I always have an ever-growing ‘to read’  list of books on my bedside table, and choosing my next read sends me into a geeky frenzy – so many books, so little time! Which are the best ones? Why can’t I devour them all at once? So if you’re like me, here’s a shortlist of the best books I’ve read to help you out. They’ll change your life… 1. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin Toibin is a magical writer, and he… Read more »

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Before reading this post you might want to get some context by reading my prior post on ‘What they don’t tell you about being skinny’. Years ago I had started a pitiful little blog with an entirely different focus. I was getting into photography at the time and, upon viewing countless beautiful images on Tumblr or Pinterest or Flickr etc. – those moody photos of spindly waifs bathing their limbs in sunlit windows, reclining on rumpled white sheets, clutching oversized… Read more »

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I suffer from anorexia. It’s not something many people know about me. Well, I suppose they do now that I’ve written it in the most public space available to me, but I mean it’s something I’ve kept hidden for a very long time. Straight up, I want to say that this post is not really about my journey with my dark little anorexic passenger, that will come later, if I’m brave enough. This is post is actually just prompted by… Read more »

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When the gaudy commercialism that heralds the Christmas season starts hitting the stores, I’m usually immune. The plastic pines, giant baubles, and boutique balustrades frothing with tinsel do nothing to spark a warm and festive feeling in my heart and, disappointingly, it’s been a while since I’ve experienced that childlike excitement at the sight of rows of ‘gift ideas’ lining shop shelves and windows. There is, however, one thing that seems to be igniting a little thrill this silly season – and… Read more »

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Last year Frankie Magazine introduced me to the amazing Australian artist Carmel Seymore. I’ve been inspired again by her botanical inspired pieces of late, so thought I’d share the magazine’s interview with her and some of my favourite of her illustrations What kind of artwork does an Iceland-dwelling creative type make? If Carmel Seymour is anything to go by, it’s magical watercolours and sweet botanical sketches that look like they’ve come straight from a mystical dreamland… What is your name… Read more »

Australian Rafiq Copeland believes information is aid, especially in the biggest refugee camp in the world. – Words by Dan Fox for Smith Journal, Volume 10, 2014. IN THE FLAT SCRUBBY DESERT IN NORTH-EAST KENYA, MORE THAN 400,000 REFUGEES, ALMOST ALL FROM SOMALIA, LIVE IN FIVE CAMPS HUDDLED AROUND THE TOWN OF DADAAB, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY BARELY A SPECK ON THE MAP. IT IS NOW KENYA’S THIRD LARGEST CITY. For Australian documentary filmmaker and journalist Rafiq Copeland, Dadaab has been home… Read more »