theoverlady theoverlady

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Brandy Dawley  Chaotic neutral. Spoonie. I write things and make art. Captions are song lyrics, Buffy The Vampire Slayer quotes, or weird things I think about

My Kintsugi set is now up on my Patreon! This was the most personal, vulnerable set I’ve ever done. Video coming as soon as I get the spoons to record the very revealing audio. Photo by @lensedbycalvin

Loving my new glasses.

@lensedbycalvin took this after our shoot yesterday. An accurate representation of how I’ve felt this week so far. I’m putting less focus on my stresses and focusing more on the people and things I love. My pain hasn’t risen above a 5 this week and usually sits at a comfortable-ish 2. My best friend gave me these CBD patches that are magic for my pain. I’ve felt happier, stronger, more capable and less frantic.
I know this isn’t going to last. The nature of my disease is that I’m going to have flare ups. I will most likely be dealing with debilitating pain the rest of my life.
But right now, this week, I’m good. I’m happy. And it’s important to be present in the good moments, so I’m taking my wins and living in the moment. And I’m hoping that remembering that I get magical, pain free, happy moments like this will give me strength to draw on when my body claws up and the pain won’t stop and I start thinking dark thoughts.
#fibromyalgia #spoonie #spooniesisterhood #fibrowarrior

I almost never take photos or go out without overdrawing my lips. I’ve always wanted lips like Liv Tyler, so I’ve always drawn on these big luscious lips. But I have my natural lip shape here with just a bit of coloured gloss on - I ditched my beloved lip liner for this shoot - and I don’t hate it.
Photobombed as always by my babe. @lensedbycalvin

Did a kintsugi shoot recently. It’s currently being edited and the pics will be up on my Patreon soon, the video (which is going to be the most personal and raw thing I have ever posted publicly) is going up in a few days.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery with gold, thus making the original broken piece more beautiful.

This frail broken bird had the spoons to work out today. It wasn’t anything hard - just yoga and Pilates - but I’m extremely proud of myself. First workout in months. Doing my best to try and get better. I’ve spent the past couple of months in a lot of pain, both emotional and physical, and I think I’ve cut out a lot of the stuff that was causing it.
I feel wobbly today. I don’t know how I’ll feel tomorrow. But I think I’m hanging in there.

You are one of God's mistakes,
You crying, tragic waste of skin,
I'm well aware of how it aches ,
And you still won't let me in.
Now I'm breaking down your door,
To try and save your swollen face ,
Though I don't like you anymore,
You lying, trying waste of space.. -Placebo, Song To Say Goodbye 📷 @lensedbycalvin

Hello I really liked She’s All That

From Tired Mom(TM) to Tired Mom Who Put Makeup On And Is Leaving The House (TM)
What a transformation
Wow
I think Freddy Prinze would like this

EDIT DEAR MEN I DO NOT CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU PREFER

So fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
And all we've been through
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothing to you
And if you hate me, hate me, hate me
Then hate me so good that you can let me out, let me out, let me out
-Damian Rice, Rootless Tree

Photography by @lensedbycalvin

Photo by @lensedbycalvin

I won't be
Your soft one
I won't be encircled
You might become
Something I need
Photo @lensedbycalvin

Shoot with @lensedbycalvin

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