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    AN IBS ASK-ME-ANYTHING!
  • ECO ANXIETY

    ECO ANXIETY
  • NINE MONTHS WITHOUT DRINKING AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME ABOUT MY RELATIONSHIP …

    NINE MONTHS WITHOUT DRINKING AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME ABOUT MY RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT PUBES.

    LET’S TALK ABOUT PUBES.
  • THE VERY POSITIVE PESSIMIST: IN DEFENCE OF PESSIMISM

    THE VERY POSITIVE PESSIMIST: IN DEFENCE OF PESSIMISM
  • MY BODY. MY CHOICE. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CONTRACEPTION

    MY BODY. MY CHOICE. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CONTRACEPTION
  • LEARNING TO LIKE DOING THINGS ON MY OWN

    LEARNING TO LIKE DOING THINGS ON MY OWN
  • SOME THOUGHTS ON OUR RIGHT TO TAKE NAKED PHOTOS IN THE WAKE …

    SOME THOUGHTS ON OUR RIGHT TO TAKE NAKED PHOTOS IN THE WAKE OF THE BELLA THORNE & WHOOPI GOLDBERG SCANDAL.
SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

“Go hard or home.” “You can sleep when you’re dead”. “YOLO.” Yadiyadayada. You know what people say, normally as they’re bullying you … View Post
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: BEING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO KNOW

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: BEING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO KNOW

We talk a lot about the kindness of strangers, or I do at any rate. I live for kindness, actively seeking it out, desperately … View Post
MY SISTER WRITES ABOUT SHOPPING AS A PLUS SIZE GIRL.

MY SISTER WRITES ABOUT SHOPPING AS A PLUS SIZE GIRL.

Hello everyone! It’s me again, the less successful but far superior sister; Katya. I’m back on the blog to once again write … View Post
WHY DOES NO ONE LIKE ME?

WHY DOES NO ONE LIKE ME?

When I was at school I was totally convinced that no one liked me. I felt often that I was too big for my … View Post
GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP STRESS LESS.

GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP: THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP STRESS LESS.

Never before had I experienced problems sleeping. My teenage years of being able to sleep through ’til noon carried on through into my twenties … View Post
AM I TAKING THE FASHION-FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH YOUTH FOR GRANTED?

AM I TAKING THE FASHION-FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH YOUTH FOR GRANTED?

*Top *Jeans *Trainers *Jacket *Belt (similar) Good God if the me of ten years ago could see me now: talking about fashion like I’… View Post
ACCEPTING ANXIETY.

ACCEPTING ANXIETY.

How long have I suffered with anxiety for? I don’t know. A therapist told me that I had it about four years ago. … View Post
HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING… MOSTLY.

HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING… MOSTLY.

I procrastinate. In fact, I procrastinate so badly that this post has actually been on my to-do list for about seven weeks and the … View Post
THE GIRLS THAT MADE FETCH HAPPEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH SPECTRUM BRUSHES FOUNDERS

THE GIRLS THAT MADE FETCH HAPPEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH SPECTRUM BRUSHES FOUNDERS

On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was… Happy Mean Girls Day! Today we celebrate the film that shaped girls the world … View Post
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GIRL THAT HATES WHAT SHE SEES IN THE MIRROR

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GIRL THAT HATES WHAT SHE SEES IN THE MIRROR

I saw you on Twitter last night, asking if you were the only one. I can’t be the only one who looks in … View Post
WHY I WILL NOT DIET. EVER.

WHY I WILL NOT DIET. EVER.

Obviously I hate diets. The very notion of them totally epitomises everything that I despise about society circa 2017. They are a huge part of … View Post
A WEEK ON A BIKE FOR HELP FOR HEROES

A WEEK ON A BIKE FOR HELP FOR HEROES

Last night I returned home from a week’s cycling; 350 miles across three countries in five days with a group of wounded, sick and … View Post
THE WORLD IS TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH INSTAGRAM, AND I’M BORED OF IT.

THE WORLD IS TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH INSTAGRAM, AND I’M BORED OF IT.

The world is totally obsessed with Instagram, and I’m bored of it. Not of the app. The app is bloody marvellous. Photography and … View Post
I’M SCARED TO WALK MY DOG

I’M SCARED TO WALK MY DOG

I find walking my dog absolutely terrifying. There is very little in this life that makes me happier than making Bua happy and yet … View Post
WE NEED TO GET MEN TALKING ABOUT GYNAECOLOGICAL HEALTH

WE NEED TO GET MEN TALKING ABOUT GYNAECOLOGICAL HEALTH

Today marks the start of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month. This month you can expect to hear all things vaginas from Pretty Normal Me as … View Post
FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT. NAIL EXTENSIONS: YAY OR NAY?

FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT. NAIL EXTENSIONS: YAY OR NAY?

When my nails look good, there is very little that I cannot do. At least, that’s how I feel anyway. Grownups have nice … View Post
AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO SLUT SHAME, WE CAN NEVER BE EQUAL.

AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO SLUT SHAME, WE CAN NEVER BE EQUAL.

For as long as I can remember, I have lived in a slut shaming culture. I’m not proud to admit it, but at … View Post
WHY YOUR FACE NEEDS OIL

WHY YOUR FACE NEEDS OIL

As a teenager, my skincare routine was truly diabolical. My mum, bless her, did everything right, buying me whatever face wash, wipes and moisturises … View Post
LEARNING THAT I AM ENOUGH

LEARNING THAT I AM ENOUGH

How many times do you shy away from possibilities? How often do you bite your tongue for fear of sounding stupid, or let an … View Post
WE CAN’T JUST SHAKE THIS OFF – LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TAYLOR SWIFT TRIAL

WE CAN’T JUST SHAKE THIS OFF – LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TAYLOR SWIFT TRIAL

EDIT: Since writing this, Taylor Swift has won the case against ex-radio DJ David Muller. She was awarded a symbolic $1 and in a statement … View Post