The Problem With My Writing? It Lacks Vulnerability

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I’ve been working with a therapist lately, trying to unravel my complicated relationship with vulnerability.

It’s not going well.

My problem, as I’ve since learnt, stems from a difficult childhood. I wasn’t abused or neglected in a conventional sense, but my parents were in an unhappy marriage and, understandably, too distracted to invest all the…



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Ashleigh Mayes

Ashleigh Mayes


My name’s Ashleigh — yoga teacher and mental health advocate.