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Can an iPhone App be a contraceptive?

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I think I started going on the pill at like 14. I wasn't even sexually active and I didn't need it to control periods or mood swings. I just started taking it because thats what everyone else was doing and I wanted to sound grown up and cool. I was put onto Microgynon and no other methods of contraception were really discussed with me. And that was it, I took it religiously until I was about 22 when I was 'moody' which I now realise was actually depression but I thought changing the pill may help. So they put me on another pill, which I can't even remember the name of. It gave me heavy periods and made me lose my sex drive. I tried that for a few months then went back onto Microgynon, but again no other methods were discussed with me, I was just given the pill or another pill. 
In my nearly 12 years on the pill. I probably stopped taking it a handful of times mostly when I was no longer with a partner and I no longer felt the need to be on it. And in these times, …

The Gingham Sundress

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Gingham seems to be absolutely every where right now. Its definitely Summer '17's go to print. Yes it kind of takes me back to those summer school dresses you had to where at school, but in hindsight weren't they super cute?
I bought this one from H&M a couple of weeks back but can't find it online anywhere so here is a link  to an identical one from ASOS. I teamed it up with a chunky belt I own from Topshop just to cinch the waist a little more and add a different texture to the outfit.

Things To Watch Right Now- May 2017

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13 Reasons Why

I heard so much hype about this and Riverdale on social media when looking for a new show to binge watch. I read up on both and this just seem to be more up my street. Its about a girl, also called Hannah, who takes her own life and then leaves behind a series of cassette tapes about individuals in her life that helped her influence her reason to commit suicide. It is so good and so gripping. Literally from the first episode, I was hooked. Sometimes for me it can take a while to get into a series but instantly I was into it. It starts off quite light hearted and then gets super dark and gritty. I've heard a lot of criticisms regarding the show and whilst I don't think its portrayal of depression is completely accurate, the portrayal of feeling suicidal and like you have nothing or no one left spoke to me on so many levels. As I've mentioned, I lost someone to suicide so I really connected with this show and after watching Clay's tape, I curled into a bal…