sadselfieszine:

Issue #1 available now through Etsy or BigCartel.
Thirty two page full colour zine on 90gsm white paper with 160gsm card cover.
27 people; 27 crying selfies; 27 explanations.
Tell a friend.

I’m p proud of how these have turned out.

sadselfieszine:

Issue #1 available now through Etsy or BigCartel.

Thirty two page full colour zine on 90gsm white paper with 160gsm card cover.

27 people; 
27 crying selfies; 
27 explanations.

Tell a friend.

I’m p proud of how these have turned out.

sadselfieszine:

Issue #1 available now through Etsy or BigCartel.
Thirty two page full colour zine on 90gsm white paper with 160gsm card cover.
27 people; 27 crying selfies; 27 explanations.
Tell a friend.

sadselfieszine:

Issue #1 available now through Etsy or BigCartel.

Thirty two page full colour zine on 90gsm white paper with 160gsm card cover.

27 people; 
27 crying selfies; 
27 explanations.

Tell a friend.

Motivations

sadselfieszine:

It’s hard to capture the many reasons why I was motivated to start this project without sounding flippant or obnoxious, but it’s worth a try…

Running Mind Over Matter zine was beginning to become a great source of anxiety to me: over 2 years the blog grew to 40,000 followers. I was inundated…

A bit of context about why I’ve taken a break from Mind Over Matter. I feel I owe you all an explanation for why it’s been so quiet round here lately.

sadselfieszine:

SAD SELFIES ZINECALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
A selfie of you crying+ one sentence explanation of why you were crying + first name / pseudonym
to SADSELFIES AT GMAIL DOT COM
or through the Sad Selfies Zine tumblr
Please share on whatever social media if you’re into it. (We are on twitter @sadselfies/ #sadselfieszine)
Thank you.
N.B: The purpose of this is in no way to make light of depression or mock sadness. Crying is something that is often very secret but people usually take selfies when they feel good about themselves / selfies are a very public act - If you’re willing to take part I think it could prove to be a very striking juxtaposition and shared expression of vulnerability: It’s so rare to witness each other crying. Happy to talk more about it at the e-mail above.xo

Sad Selfies is my new zine. Please help to support/spread the word.
Stay safe, x

sadselfieszine:

SAD SELFIES ZINE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

A selfie of you crying
+ one sentence explanation of why you were crying 
+ first name / pseudonym

to SADSELFIES AT GMAIL DOT COM

or through the Sad Selfies Zine tumblr

Please share on whatever social media if you’re into it. (We are on twitter @sadselfies/ #sadselfieszine)

Thank you.

N.B: The purpose of this is in no way to make light of depression or mock sadness. Crying is something that is often very secret but people usually take selfies when they feel good about themselves / selfies are a very public act - If you’re willing to take part I think it could prove to be a very striking juxtaposition and shared expression of vulnerability: It’s so rare to witness each other crying. Happy to talk more about it at the e-mail above.xo

Sad Selfies is my new zine. Please help to support/spread the word.

Stay safe, x

Anonymous asked: I really miss this blog. I think I check every other day to see if maybe, just maybe, there's been an update. Is there any chance at all that the quiet lately has just been because there's been a move to another blog I don't know about? Fingers crossed :)

Hey, I’m really sorry, there’s no other blog. I just work a lot and was finding the upkeep of this really exhausting. I don’t use tumblr at all any more.

I’ve been feeling really guilty about just abandoning this blog and do want to kick start it again. Maybe I’ll give it a go…

littlepaperhugs:

i am very proud of you for waking up today. you are very brave. existing can be hard sometimes and that is okay. i am proud of you even if all you did today was exist. i am proud of you for existing.

(via internal-acceptance-movement)

[Trigger Warning: Discussion of deaths/abuse in police custody and following police contact] Adebowale Commission findings

The Adebowale Commission published its findings today (pdf behind link above). Lord Adebowale is the Chief Executive of social care charity Turning Point and chaired this group of 13 experts to independently examine cases of death or serious injury of people with a mental illness, after contact with police, within the last 5 years.
Previous research suggests that approximately half of all deaths in or following police custody involve people with some form of mental health issue.

BBC Radio 4: All in the Mind

Super interesting radio show available in the UK about the upcoming new DSM-V (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Volume V) and its implications, as well as a feature on the relationship between mental illness and sleeping patterns. Check it out!

ourcatastrophe:

I’m really mad/sad about how many women are having (consensual, but) unsatisfying sex b/c of inconsiderate partners, heterosexism, trauma, dysphoria, other mental health issues that make it hard to inhabit your body, etc

I believe that someday we can talk about this without it devolving into “have more sex to be more liberated” but I’m not holding my breath

(via browcatastrophe-deactivated2013)

[Trigger Warning: Discussion of violence and abuse] Domestic violence and mental illness: "I have honestly never felt so alone in my life"

Hello loves, you may remember my asking for people to share their experiences of intimate partner violence and mental illness a few weeks ago for an article I was thinking of writing.

Thank you so much to everyone who got in contact with me, your openness and eloquence in explaining your various situations and experiences was totally humbling.

I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do you all justice in one small post, but the New Statesman saw fit to publish it as part of their mental health series this week and so far it’s had a good reception, including from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I’ve seen some interesting dialogue about it across the internet and I’m so glad people are talking about how mental illness isn’t always a consequence of domestic violence, it’s often a vulnerability that many abusers seek out and play on.

Anyway, the article is behind the link above, Trigger Warning for discussion of violence and abuse in romantic partner settings.

Thanks again, and stay safe, xo

genderedintelligence:

‘Domestic Violence: A resource for trans people’ was produced in 2009 by The Greater London Domestic Violence project, in collaboration with the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum and NHS Barking & Dagenham.

The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse. There is information as well as links to UK resources.

To view the full booklet, click here.

This is your daily reminder that self-indulgence can be a form of self-care.

That ‘because it makes me feel better’ is a completely valid reason to do something.

That if something makes you happy then it is not pointless or a waste of time.

That if doing something makes you feel better then it is not something that is unproductive to do.

And that doing things that make you feel okay is just as important as anything else.

(Source: theraptorwhomurderedlove, via wifwolf)

Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little.

And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.

 How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you

(Source: cynical-as-hell)

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a person with a ponytail in waist deep water, cradling a baby manatee and holding a bottle to its mouth. TEXT: “You do not always have to do everything by yourself. There is nothing wrong with letting those who love you, help you.”]

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a person with a ponytail in waist deep water, cradling a baby manatee and holding a bottle to its mouth. TEXT: “You do not always have to do everything by yourself. There is nothing wrong with letting those who love you, help you.”]

bartonesque:

friendly reminder that you don’t have to be around people who upset you or make you uncomfortable, even if those people are “friends” or “family”. you don’t owe them anything and you don’t deserve to be treated that way. you should surround yourself with people that are emotionally supportive because you deserve to be happy. 

(Source: clintbartons, via killmyblues)