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
Writing by Claire Wastell // Photograph by Sol Avena // The stigma that comes with the term anorexia had held back my recovery for years. I didn’t want people to talk about me and think of all the loaded connotations that come with the label anorexia.
Writing by Lara Ozansoy // Photograph by Paolo Barretta // You know there’s a fine line between these two sentences: “I’m missing you’’ and “I missed you’’. There’s a part in my body that is a hole without you, and I missed the chances of catching you and making you a rock in my life.
Writing by Viv Mah // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // CW: depression, suicide.
I worry often that it it too easy for us to hide in these fortresses we’ve constructed otherwise, where everything hurts and nothing hurts at all. Or that we think we’re better off that way.
Writing by Quincy Malesovas // Illustration by Arielle Jennings // The detriments that ED-sufferers face when they are sitting alone in their room. Depression, loneliness, hair that falls out in clumps, a body that will never be good enough.Read More