Tag : eve jackson

Drunkorexia: the dangerous vernacular

10 months ago / 0 comments

In recent years it has become popular to add ‘orexia’ to the end of colloquial words creating a made-up terminology for serious disordered eating issues. Some of these include ‘bigorexia’ and ‘drunkorexia’. In light of this week being Eating Disorder Awareness week, I wanted to delve into what these mental … Read More

Perfectionism: a toxic ideal

2 years ago / 0 comments

Eve discusses the vague meaning of the term ‘perfect’, and how it can control your life unnecessarily.  The etymology of the word ‘perfect’ is interesting. It comes from the Latin word ‘perfectus’ which means ‘completed’. However, in today’s society it means something much more complex than just ‘completing’ an action. … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week: the ‘toolbox’ analogy

2 years ago / 0 comments

When you are diagnosed with a mental health problem, it is easy to feel as though you are the only person in the world to have suffered with one. It is common to feel isolated, scared and like no one understands. They say that 1 in 4 people suffer from … Read More

The problem with 13 Reasons Why

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Netflix show has divided opinion with its portrayal of mental health. Eve explains why the show is an inaccurate representation, and why it could be damaging for some of its viewers: I have many issues with the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. In fact I have many more … Read More

Serotonin, tea, and yoga… Getting enough Zzzzzzzz’s

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s something we all do, even if we tell everyone otherwise. We’re all guilty of doing it when we really aren’t supposed to be and we use it for all sorts of things: as a way of procrastination, a way to curb that boredom, a way to really get away … Read More

What’s wrong with showing your body, Hartley-Brewer?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Julia Hartley- Brewer tweeted her views on Emma Watson’s recent Vanity Fair photoshoot. I found her comment, which aligned with many other people’s views on the issue, extremely unsettling: “Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my (t*ts)!” What’s … Read More

Freshers, metamorphosis, and goo…

2 years ago / 0 comments

Whilst on my daily (who am I kidding, hourly) scroll through Instagram, I came across a post about caterpillars. The enlightening picture informed me that these little beasts turn into goo whilst in the cocoon. A caterpillar soup if you like. However, what was particularly interesting was studies have shown … Read More