Compulsive self-mutilation

Yesterday, I must have been anxious, without being consciously aware I had dug my fingernails into my gum in two particular spots. By the time I’d realised it was impossible to stop. The pain immensely pleasurable. I’ve gouged the skin away now and it’s bleeding. I’m trying (and struggling) to only press with my tongue […]

What if being straight was frowned upon instead?

I’m sharing this video because, well, I think it’s really powerful and well-made. It did make me cry, I must say. I have been fortunate enough not to have been a victim of bullying this extreme, I have not been beaten up for being gay, but I have seen it happen, and many of the […]

Sum of my parts [Contains graphic image of excised colon]

Last October I gave up alcohol. It was a sensible decision as it really, really made my Ulcerative Colitis flare up. Flash forward half a year. Today am struck with debilitating pain and diarrhoea. I felt it when I woke up, writhed around in pain in bed for half an hour. If I was at […]