Hi guys! I have been watching the irish book awards tonight. I love books so this was right up my street!
One of the books that won an award was the book overcoming by vicky phelan.
Vicky phelan is a woman who got cervical cancer, and she blew the whistle on the cervical check scandal, over 200 women in ireland got wrong smear test results and were wrongly diagnosed, and they all ended up with cervical cancer because of it.
Overcoming tells her story. Its a fantastic read and I highly recommend it. Its in print and on audible as well.
If your looking for your next good read, pick this book up!
After she won the award tonight she gave an interview and she’s like a breath of fresh air! This woman campaigned and took the medical profession to court, won her case, but she’s terminally ill and we should not forget that!
She’s now on a trial medication and so far it is working for her. But she’s slowly dying.
If you read any book this year, please read vickys book.
I AM WORN DOWN
I AM SO JADED
STILL I GO ON
I RISE UP
DO WHAT I NEED TO
TO SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD
I AM STRONG
DESPITE THINKING I AM NOT
I SHALL CONTINUE
Do you think that the challenges you have faced over your life have made you a better or worse person?
This week I am again participating in beckys working on us mental health prompt. Becky blogs over at Beckys mental mess, I urge you to go check her out if you dont know her already! She is an amazing blogger, so kind, supportive, and caring!
This week she gave us two prompts, a questions prompt and a photo prompt. I am choosing to participate in the questions prompt.
Below you’ll find the questions, and my answers.
Prompt #1 Questions:
How do you deal with the Stigma surrounding your mental disorder/illness?
I write a blog to raise awareness! My disorder is rare, I have did, did is so misunderstood in the mental health community. So I write my blog to raise awareness of the disorder.
Does the Stigma associated with mental health bother you? If so, in what way?
Yes. People think those of us with did are monsters! I’m not saying everyone does, but the media has made sure that did is something to be afraid of, they either sensationalise it or else make us all out to be freaks and monsters!
I absolutely hate it!
Once again thanks to becky of beckys mental mess her post is below if you want to read and participate!
What I see in the clouds
Rain and stormy skies. That is what I see in the clouds tonight. My dreams are stormy. My mind whirs. It spins. I look to the clouds and immediately I fear a storm is brewing.
I hope I can contain it. I hope my clouds will turn sunny soon. I like the sun. I like fluffy clouds, a fluffy cloud feels safe. Its safe to say I am a child at heart. I havent lost that childlike wonder, that a fluffy white cloud can bring. I want to sit on that cloud and dream.
Check out this fantastic post!
via Self Doubt – Kill It
I am watching a docuseries on R kelly. I watched surviving r kelly when it aired in january, it was very interesting, now this is a follow up to that. Its good. Its talking about the aftermath of surviving r kelly. They said after the docuseries that spotify put a mute button on their ap so that people could block artists that they didnt want to hear. They also said that there is a lot of convtroversary around the whole R kelly story. Did he do it, didnt he? Who knows if he did, but my gut feeling says he did. I mean all those women cant be lying? There are far too many women that have come forward for that. Its a pretty good documentary. Its a good thing that women are being able to have thier voices heard. Sexual abuse and rape is all too prevalent, its good that more celebrities are being shown up for what they did, just because they are stars doesnt mean they should get away with it. It just said on the show that after surviving r kelly aired, that calls to the survivors hotlines increased 10 fold. Sad I think that this is the case. But good that women are able to speak out now.