Body shaming in the military is not new. For centuries recruits have been tormented and shamed to encourage them to be fit to fight. However in the face of extreme Fat Shaming in the twenty-first century of both genders, this article considers the changing focus on the body in the last two centuries and discusses bullying, suicide, and abuse as part of the attainment of the perfect military body.
Today I read my name in a book for the first time! Excited does not cover it, so in this overly sentimental reflection of my 'tragic' life, I really just want to say thank you for the love and support to get me from the brink to a book!
What are Museums actually for today? These were the questions I asked myself as I wandered around the amazing collects of the National Museum of Scotland today. #museums #museumsmusings
The word 'invalid' has existed for over 2000 years. It's meaning has changed and evolved. Recently the word describe wounded troops or disabled individuals, but also meant 'not valued' - this article considers the damage of a label and questions how the interpretations of invalid have linked to discriminate and segregate.
After being told today that someone in my life is dying - it seems only right that for the final article of #mentalhealthawarenessweek, I will be looking at grief, responsibility and death rituals.
As we come to the end of #mentalhealthawarenessweek I wanted to look at something a little more positive than some of the previous articles I have posted. This article looks at ways that you can improve your mental state - and it does it through the power of MUSSSIIICCCC (Namely - Eurovision). I am a... Continue Reading →
I don't belong here! I am an Impostor! That is the topic of today 'mentalhealthawarenessweek article! Dr Who?: The Battle Against Impostor Syndrome. (Basically worth a ready for my reworking of Lose Yourself) - Sing it with me!
Military Suicide is a growing concern but a historic issue. This post for #mentalhealthawarenessweek discusses the impact on Scottish soldiers and explains how these deaths have often been hidden from history.
Academia is like playing 3D chess blindfolded on the back of a motorcycle whilst drunk and having had no one explain the rules - yet like the best Supervillains we get back up. #mentalhealthweek