My better half, talented musician Jack Hinks, is creating a beautiful new piece of art with an even more beautiful meaning behind it; a film for his song about the indescribable struggle of mental illness, inspired by my personal battle with recovery from disordered mental health. And in order to push the project to its true potential, and support a cause close to my heart, Beat, we desperately need your help.
Let’s be honest, eating disorders are annoying little shits all year round, but the festive season has got to be the roughest road of all; they don’t exactly switch off just because its the 25th December. Approaching my eighth Christmas with an ED, in recovery or otherwise, I thought I’d share some of my key ‘survival tips’ for the day of excess for anyone out there struggling with anorexia, bulimia, BED or EDNOS.
Sundays for me have always been busy, with either work or social commitments piling up, left over from the rest of the week, so it can be hard for me to kick back and relax. Now, with a little help from some simple pleasures, just an hour out of my day can be spent away from screens and inboxes for a much-needed dose of self care.
Together with the Scottish Design Exchange, I am hosting a new event called Mindframe, a fashion show and art exhibition in aid of Penumbra, one of Scotland’s leading mental health charities, on Thursday 5th October from 7pm at Coburg House, in Leith, Edinburgh. GET TICKETS HERE