PCOS – my story

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 14 because of infrequent and really awful periods. It has since been confirmed with a blood test and ultrasounds of my ovaries which showed cysts. Clinically I have “classic PCOS” symptomology. At first it was managed with Dianette, a combined contraceptive pill, which was great and kept most of…

A love letter to the women of the refuge

This is a love letter to some of the strongest and most inspiring women I know. I had cause to use a women’s refuge some years ago and the women I met there were extraordinary. From the support workers that assess the needs of incomers to the counsellors who guide us through those darkest of…