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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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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My sister’s having her first a baby. It’s my first niece or nephew (surprise babies are the best!). She’s due any minute now, and every time she moves or sighs I leap up screaming ‘are you in labour?!?!!’  Sadly, so far the answer has been ‘no’. My big sis has always had sensitive skin, and it has become even more so during the pregnancy. Unfortunately, she is also the kind of gal who wouldn’t know her La Mer from her… 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 »