Sororité

This costume represents painful chronic eczema. Pain although very real and physical, can sometimes be linked to our repressed emotions. The woman who inspired this costume came to realise that her painful eczema flared when she didn’t feel secure in her own skin. Through reading feminist poetry in her native French, she realised the true …

Something Soothing

Fear and anxiety sends the nervous system into fight or flight. This directly affects physical pain. The pain is not, ‘in your head’, but soothing your nervous system and slowing your heart rate can start the process of dialling down the intensity of pain. Enjoying Art or anything you really love also directs the nervous …