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An Ethical Diet Is A Luxury

An Ethical Diet Is A Luxury

One of the most frustrating things about being chronically ill is all the little choices you don’t realise you no longer have until somebody guilt-trips you for not making them. And yes, this is (partly) about veganism. Look, I’ll put it out there before I start: I have some good friends who are vegans, and I respect their choices. Hell, I even admire them, and occasionally envy them. This is not a post saying that veganism is bad, because I…

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Eating Better Without Thinking About Food

Eating Better Without Thinking About Food

I don’t have a great relationship with food. In fact, that’s an understatement. I have a bad relationship with food and exist on the perpetual verge of a worse one. I have good reasons for this. First up there are the body image issues, which in my case have very little to do with being attractive to an arbitrary observer and a lot to do with being trans and chronically ill and thus spending my life feeling like I’m in…

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

I hear the refrain healthy body, healthy mind quite a lot. (Well, I read it quite a lot. Usually on people’s blogs as they try and inspire other masochists to get up at 6am and go for a run. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF?) Mostly, it annoys me, because as someone who is chronically and mentally ill, both a healthy body and a healthy mind seem out of my reach. However, I’m trying to work on the basis…

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Two Essays Done, An Infinite Number To Go

Two Essays Done, An Infinite Number To Go

My resolution to keep better on top with blogging this term hasn’t gone quite as well as planned, not least because I discovered the TV show Lucifer and watched a season of it over the course of two days this week. I know. I have absolutely no self-control when it comes to Haribo, TV, or getting out of bed in the morning. My Amazon Prime binging was mostly motivated by having a couple of rubbishy pain days with added fatigue….

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The Student’s Guide To Coeliac Supermarkets

The Student’s Guide To Coeliac Supermarkets

After my last post, which was mostly a negative approach to the coeliac life, I figured I’d take a moment to talk about it in a positive way and let you know which gluten-free brands I personally like best. It may seem a slightly new direction for this blog, but with Miriam Joy Reads to fulfil my book-blogging needs (I’m trying my best to post reviews there regularly) and not having done much in the way of writing recently, talking…

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Frustrations Of A Coeliac Student

Frustrations Of A Coeliac Student

I was diagnosed with coeliac disease last summer, and there are some very particular frustrations, struggles, and thoughts that come to me whenever I think about it or have to explain to people exactly why I can’t eat whatever they’ve put in front of me. I decided to write a few of them up, and then found myself with 1,000 words about it and thought maybe I feel more strongly about this than I’d realised. When I get annoyed at…

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Back In Business

Back In Business

Hello, all. I’m back. Okay, I never really ‘went’, but my posts have been less than frequent this month, since I prioritised writing for NaNoWriMo over actually keeping up to date, which was bad of me. Sorry. On the other hand, after an epic battle between myself and the NaNo wordcount validator (which stole about 500 words from my total), I hit 200k last night. As that was my target and I’ve now finished two novels and abandoned a third–I…

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