For those of us who suffer with chronic fatigue, we know all too well how difficult it can be to get dressed in the morning let alone style our hair or do our makeup. With chronic illnesses come widespread pain, exhaustion, skin problems, insomnia… the list goes on, so for me personally, I try to dress as comfortably as possible. Most school runs are done in a jogging suit and trainers because if I’m in pain, I really don’t give two hoots if people care about my fashion sense ✋🏻
I love having an excuse to get dressed up and photoshoots are fun and a nice change from the norm but it takes up a huge amount of energy to make extra effort and when I have children to take care of, I have to utilise my energy wisely.
I hope that anyone who acts like the fashion police, get the chance to read this, so they can take into consideration that, when someone ‘looks rough’ or ‘hasn’t even done their hair’, there might be a very good reason for that.
And for anyone else who suffers with pain/fatigue/illness, you’re not alone, don’t worry about what shallow people think about your appearance. If you have a special occasion that you’d like to make an effort for, take your time, find products that make the job easier (happy to give recommendations if you contact me) and don’t be afraid to ask friends for help.