The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 6, 7, 8, and 9

On Monday the plumber and his apprentice came and identified the leak in the floor and fixed it, as well as insulating our pipes. I am so relieved that they managed to sort it out. Now all we have to do is wait for it to dry, which could take a long time, but at … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 6, 7, 8, and 9

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 5

Today when we got up, I noticed that on top of Josh's floorboards that were drying out yesterday, there was water sitting on top of them. So now we think there is a leak instead and we don't know if they are going to have to know into the wall or what in order to … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 5

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 3 & 4

I'm starting to lose track of time and the days: it took hard work to remember what we did yesterday. On Day 2 I suggested to Josh that we need some sort of exercising schedule for two weeks that we cannot go outside at all. Due to my ME/CFS, I wanted to find some low … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 3 & 4

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 0

(I am in isolation with my partner Josh for 14 days, I have decided to start blogging about our experience on probably a daily basis. If you are interested in reading about it, please follow me for email updates!) Yesterday was the first morning I realised that my cough was a little more noticeable. It's … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 0

Heteroromantic Bisexuals: Not Just A Phase

Not long ago, I realised that I am, in fact, not straight, but queer. I have never used that term to identify myself with, as I have always believed myself not to be "queer enough" to describe my sexuality in that way. I have always had an attraction towards women, but haven't previously really thought … Continue reading Heteroromantic Bisexuals: Not Just A Phase

When Your Friends are Friends with Your Rapist

(Trigger warning for descriptions of sexual assault and rape.) As a teenager, I was raped by one of my closest male friends. It was a different kind of rape to the one you're expecting to hear about. It may be a form of sexual assault/rape that you never knew existed. Because until recently, I didn't … Continue reading When Your Friends are Friends with Your Rapist

The Anti-Obesity Rhetoric Is Not Helping Anyone And We Need To Start Seeing That

I am a 26-year-old woman who wears a size 10/12/14 (this is being a woman isn't it?! What size am I? Who knows...) on top, and a size 14/16 in bottoms. I am classed as obese. And I am sick of hearing my body being talked about negatively in the media. I am sick of … Continue reading The Anti-Obesity Rhetoric Is Not Helping Anyone And We Need To Start Seeing That