After being profiled by the Times, I've been subject to mockery and condescension – but don't we all have our own odd little routines?
Freelance journalist and blogger at MadeleineLoves.com
Madeleine is an award-winning blogger at MadeleineLoves.com and journalist who’s written for titles including InStyle UK, Marie Claire, ELLE UK, Porter, GLAMOUR UK, Metro, and Stylist, and been featured in Marie Claire, The Times Magazine, and Asda Good Living. Her podcast, Beauty Full Lives, is an interview series and has featured in the top 50 podcasts chart on iTunes, as well as in Get the Gloss, Marie Claire, ELLE UK, The Daily Mail, Hello!, Arcadia, and You magazine. Madeleine has also appeared on various channels including Newsnight and BBC 5 Live offering commentary on appearance and the ripple effect grooming and an enjoyment of beauty has on self-esteem. She also writes about mental health, travel (with a focus on retreats and wellness holidays), and life’s little niggles. Outside of work, Madeleine can generally be found walking her dog Monty in the park, doing some yoga, watching an Elvis film, or doing someone’s make-up in her capacity as a make-up artist.
I've been blighted by a plethora of panic disorders for more than half my life. It started at 14, when going to assembly became an exercise of willpower; the room bustling with people triggered my agoraphobia. Cue panic. At 16, I fell down a rabbit's hole of debilitating thoughts: 'What if I fail my A levels?'
14/03/2016 23:28 GMT
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