You can find a lot on Instagram these days – recipes, tutorials and vlogs being just some things that exist outside of the perfect flatlay. But one of the best things for me has been the rise of illustrators and comic artists.
Whether it’s the constant ‘highlight reels’ or tendency to voice anything other than how we’re actually feeling, social media gets a bad rap with regards to mental health. But Instagram is changing that.
We all have little niggles about our general health and wellbeing – whether it’s not feeling quite as fit as we once were or the bloody Daily Mail claiming the latest food item/hobby/thing we love most will give us cancer.
Saying that hormones are a pain in the arse on a website that deals with mental health might seem like stating the obvious. Still, as a woman I get to endure my hormones acting up on the regular – and while it’s different for everyone, I really struggle with it.
‘Everyone gets a bit nervous’ is just one of those inherently annoying phrases people say, no matter how well-intentioned – so I thought I’d try and set things straight.
Last year, I was incredibly stressed at work. I take a huge amount of pride in the work I do, and to feel as though I wasn’t coping with my job was a huge blow to my self-esteem.