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This isn’t a cry for help, though it is writing-as-therapy. I’d like to be clear that I’m safe: I am coping even though I am struggling. Right now, my depression feels like I’m outside in a thunderstorm and while every rational part of me knows eventually the torrential rain will stop, I’m struggling to believe that the downpour will end. This post talks about suicidal ideation, depression and the darker parts of my mental illness, so please consider this your content warning.Read More →

Today, just six days before the UK is leaving – or was supposed to be leaving – the European Union, thousands of people are flocking to London for the Put It To The People march. They’re marching for a People’s Vote, for the politicians who are laughably running our country to listen to what the electorate want and not plunge us into the chaos of Brexit with (as far as I can see) no plan or thought for its consequences. Content warning for mention of mental illness, abortion and rape.Read More →

Today’s Masturbation Monday story is less smut and more a stream of consciousness. I think it has erotic undertones though, and it’s definitely about using sex and submission as a coping mechanism when I’m feeling angry and weak and helpless.Read More →

Zebra Rose blogs at KnkStriped, where she received a Top 100 Sex Blogs 2018 New Voices award for her brilliant writing. She posts deliciously hot erotica and as well as introspective essays and her own artwork. You should check out her work, and also follow her on Twitter, @ZebraRoseSub, where she often tweets photos of her beautiful kinky embroidery. She’s an incredible woman who I am honoured to call my friend, and I am incredibly excited to present a guest blog post from her today, all about mental health and disability.Read More →

Today I’m going to explore an idea about self-care and polyamory that has been fascinating me lately because I can’t work out if it makes sense or I’m completely misunderstanding a concept of solo poly. This means that yes, this blog post is slightly writing-as-therapy-ish, so please understand this may be utter nonsense that I’m working through as I write. It will also talk about my depression and ways I try to take care of myself.Read More →