Writing by Julia Anderson // Illustration by April Phillips // It may seem bold to bring up your mental health early on, but having that discussion sooner rather than later can be beneficial.Read More
Writing by Ferris Knight // Illustration by Andra Badea // Bipolar is often described as happy and sad, but to an extreme. I personally think of it as technicolour explosion versus a monochrome implosion. There is nothing happy about mania and nothing as simple as sadness when it comes to depression.
Writing by Pepsi Cocaine // Photograph of Pepsi by Álex Pérez // CW: self harm, scars, mental health and sexual abuse // Very few people talk about mental illness, and when you can see it on someone’s skin, they don’t know what to do or say. Some people get angry, some people completely ignore it but occasionally glimpse at them when they think I’m not looking.Read More
Writing by Anita Cheung // I started Betty as a tool to keep myself honest in my practice. Although I’ve been teaching yoga and meditation for over 6 years, I’ve never really been a fan of the whole “wellness” scene (too perfect, too curated, too wealthy, and too white) and wanted Betty to be a fun way to help others effortlessly weave meditation into their bus.Read More
Writing by Ferris Knight // Photograph by Liat Meir // By not loving my body, I am not fat-hating, I am self-hating. I wish I could be happy at whatever size, whether that be fat or thin or anything in between.Read More
Writing by Lily Amos // Photograph by Chiara Cappetta // You don’t need a manic episode to go within to find the courage to change your expectations–that’s just what did it for me and made me appreciative of how my brain works sometimes. Look inside and see if you have anything you really want to change but are too scared to.Read More
Writing by Sinead Simpkins // Photograph by Laiz Azevedo // Although I see a psychologist and take medication to help me cope with my mental illness, there are still days where I feel anxious about leaving the house or days where I lay in bed, not wanting today to happen at all.Read More
Writing by Meggie Royer // Photograph by Aitor Frias and Cecilia Jimenez // In other words, if a woman is suffering intense emotional pain, or intense physical pain, society’s first and foremost objective is to take instead of give.Read More