082 Being Fat Was Part Of My Identity

082 Being Fat Was Part Of My Identity

My father died when I was 22. It was such a bad thing that happened and it really made me think. It gave me one of the ‘aha’ moments in my life which changed my life completely. I realised that if I continued living the same lifestyle that I had been before, I would...
081 I Think I’m Addicted To Change

081 I Think I’m Addicted To Change

I was working in Italy for three years with people with physical disabilities. They mostly had muscular dystrophy. It usually affects boys. At five or six years old they already lose their ability to walk and by the time they’re twenty they can’t move any part of...
080 I’m Practicing Self-Love For The First Time

080 I’m Practicing Self-Love For The First Time

The Northern Lights fucked with my head. I couldn’t believe that they’re real. It’s the closest thing I’ve seen to magic. Just the fact that I was able to go to Alaska, which appears to be so far away, showed to me that nothing is too far. Everything is...
079 I Was Objectified Beyond Belief

079 I Was Objectified Beyond Belief

My Dad named me Padmashree, and the one thing that he stressed again and again is that you will erupt above what you are born into. As does a lotus. That’s actually what my name means, Padma is a lotus and Shree is the goddess of it. He said you will rise above what...
078 I Wanted To Be Treated As A Human

078 I Wanted To Be Treated As A Human

I got drunk for the first time when I was 21 I think and it was last September that I had my first hangover. It was terrible! I was a ballet dancer as a teenager meaning I was never partying and never getting drunk. I wasn’t interested in that. I was very disciplined...
077 Being too honest is difficult to handle

077 Being too honest is difficult to handle

“I love more than one person and I’m honest about it. This can cause problems. For some people it’s hard to accept that you can love more than one person. I just tell them that I have some friends in my life where I know it’s not just a friendship. There’s a...
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