Finding hope in… football?

There’s a donate link at the bottom of this post for Show Racism The Red Card. If you want to skip the nonsense and scroll right there then feel free. It has been hard to feel inspired in the pandemic. I know some of us have really thrived creatively – and the slower pace of…

5 things not to say to someone who had a breast reduction

4 weeks ago today, I walked into a hospital and walked out a kilo lighter. If you’ve read anything else I’ve posted, you’ll know that I have wanted to do this for an insanely long time, and that the road getting here was far from easy. Along the way, there have just been a few…

My (not so) Lovely Lady Lump: The Update

For obvious reasons, I don’t have a lot of photos that relate to this topic. So here’s a tentative visual link for ya. Hello there! If you’re familiar with me then perhaps you know that around a month ago, a lump was discovered in my right breast. If this is news to you then click…

Finding a breast lump at 22

I hope you’re comfortable, because this is a long one. At 22, most people are living their lives in the comforting knowledge that generally, things aren’t going to go wrong. We tend to have this bubble of youth protecting us from the evils of the world – mortgages, taxes, arthritis, peeing multiple times in the…

HDL Does Christmas

Despite my role amongst my friends being a year-round scrooge, I actually quite like Christmas in all its glittering, materialistic glory. I am not even slightly Christian, and while the key message of the Christmas season is not lost on me, I don’t feel particularly bad about celebrating a holiday that doesn’t quite belong to…

HDL Turns 22

So this is a little belated because it’s been over a week since my birthday, but I think it’s worth giving a quick mention to the occasion. I have now been living for 22 years of my life. I fit securely into the category of ‘twenty-somethings’. All my ‘big’ birthdays are over now; it’s just…

My Interracial Relationship

This wasn’t really a post I planned to write, but after having some thoughts about my life plan and some very very preemptive research on wedding ceremonies that led me to some crazy stories about interracial relationships, I thought I’d post my own story (so far) and how I plan to tackle any struggles we…