Living with the Label 'Chronic Fatigue' - Guest Post by Caroline Walker

Today, I am sharing the words of guest contributor Caroline who is sharing her experience of living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

“Since falling ill with what seemed like a simple viral infection during the millennium celebrations seventeen years ago, I have lived with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME).”

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Now is the Time to Demonstrate Our Influence

I am writing this today to appeal to every person who has the label 'feminist' in their social media. I'm writing to the women who pose in slogan tshirts to demonstrate their belief in feminism. I am writing to anyone who used the phrase "May we know them, May we be them, May we Raise them" on International Women's Day. Please speak up. Speak in a way that works for you but please, do not fall silent having expressed how you cried at the #hometovote hashtag. Your influence is what is needed on the back of the repeal outcome. 

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No, We Don't Need to Quit Social Media

A lot of energy is spent by people on social media, complaining about social media. Have you noticed this? We fight algorithms that don’t help us grow a business. We shout at one another for not living to an unwritten standard that only we define the parameters for. We read meaning into tweets simply not directed at us. We feel bruised by perfection but don’t want to feel miserable at all the reality being shared either. We detox, delete apps, take time out, make rules and lists and goodness me, don’t we all like a group message safe from prying eyes?

And yet, I adore being online.

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