In my head
Behind my eyes
I'm on the moon
Jumping, flying

In my bed
I fertilise
A field of dreams
Multiplying

But here they stay
My heart, my hopes, my wedding day
And here they fade away
And leave me pillow-deep in grey

I have been
A hundred girls
A hundred…

Four walls deep in the world I lie
A wildling from a wilder time,
The thought of it is how I cope:
All covered in leaves and bees and hope.

Four miles deep in the woods I walked
And listened to all the birdlings talk,
A sparrow telling its friends a joke
All…

It’s World Mental Health Day again. For five years in a row now, I’ve sat down on this day and written about what mental health means to me. Over the years I’ve talked about the importance of making care accessible; the need to be proud of ourselves even when we’re…

Drawing of a woman sitting up in bed with a laptop. She is wearing a black shirt and a pink butterfly headband. A watercolour rainbow is spilling out of the laptop and making a wave across the room. A small black duck is riding the wave. Art by Salome Mutter.)

Audio version available on Soundcloud!
Part 1
Part 2

Living with conditions like severe ME is hard. Gold standard health recommendations like sunshine and exercise simply don’t apply to us. And most of the articles out there suggesting activities for bedbound people assume a higher level of functionality than we…

Drawing of a woman sitting up in bed with a laptop. She is wearing a black shirt and a pink butterfly headband. A watercolour rainbow is spilling out of the laptop and making a wave across the room. A small black duck is riding the wave. Art by Salome Mutter.)

Audio version available on Soundcloud!
Part 1
Part 3

Living with conditions like severe ME is hard. Gold standard health recommendations like sunshine and exercise simply don’t apply to us. And most of the articles out there suggesting activities for bedbound people assume a higher level of functionality than we…

Drawing of a woman sitting up in bed with a laptop. She is wearing a black shirt and a pink butterfly headband. A watercolour rainbow is spilling out of the laptop and making a wave across the room. A small black duck is riding the wave. Art by Salome Mutter.)

Audio version available on Soundcloud!
Part 2
Part 3

Living with conditions like severe ME is hard. Gold standard health recommendations like sunshine and exercise simply don’t apply to us. And most of the articles out there suggesting activities for bedbound people assume a higher level of functionality than we…

Sarah Stanton

Disabled writer. Autistic hodgepodge. Human, but don't hold it against me. (She/her.)

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