The girl with mermaid hair – a suicide bid survivor saving Newcastle one sign at a time.

Note: Originally written for my journalism degree assignment in August 2018. However, I am so, so proud of this piece I decided to re-publish it here.  She has beautiful mermaid hair all fuchsia roots with turquoise ends. Her face is covered in acne, an indicator of her age. She’s only 19 and her coffee coloured eyes hold sadness. Her arms are covered in horizontal and vertical lines, self-inflicted scars echoing her many personal battles. She’s sitting in a wheelchair, pushed by her friend, but once we reach the bridge she stands up. Her name is Lucy and she is a…

Why I am no longer vegan.

Phew. That’s one nasty title, isn’t it? It’s been 3 years? I don’t even know anymore. I could spend hours tying up excuses, reasons and other nonsense that would “justify” this just so I could sleep better at night. Honestly all it is, at the core, I’m just really fu*king selfish. I could say how much I struggle with my mental health, B.E.D., and restrictiveness is a trigger for me. I could blame the toxicity of the movement at times especially by those “radical psycho grass eaters”. I could. But I’m not going to. Truth is, I’m a hypocrite. It’s…

50 things that make me happy pt.2.

When I originally wrote the first post of 50 things that make me happy I actually really struggled with it because it’s very difficult to put yourself in that ‘positive head space’. So here’s part two. I’m starting to write this February 13th, 2017. Let’s see, how long this time it takes me to finish it this time. Working out/ exercising. Decluttering. Writing. Meal prepping. Long walks/hikes. Strawberries. Being outdoors. Picnics. Tan line free body. Pandas and panda videos. (I am still working on how to adopt a pet panda and hide it from my landlord. Any suggestions are welcome!)…