Welcome to Chronically Batgirl Colours! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Batgirl aka Ali, a slightly addicted colourist in Australia.
When I was 13, I was diagnosed with depression and started suffering from at times, very severe, anxiety. One thing that helped was colouring – of course this was in 2004 and all I could colour where my younger sisters colouring books! But the seed was planted.
Now, I have what feels like a neverending lists of health issues along with my mental illness. I fractured three vertebrae in my spine twice, and as a result have severe back pain and struggle to walk at times. I’ve also had 12 abdominal surgeries for endometriosis and PCOS, so have trouble with chronic abdominal pain as well. All this has contributed to my love of colouring as an adult!
As well as my personal issues, I have personally seen the therapeutic effects colouring can have. I am a nurse – although cannot work at the moment – and have worked with people affected by dementia for a long time. The benefits were amazing to these residents- colouring is really a life changer for some people!
I started reviewing my small collection of colouring books over a year ago when I had to stop working. I was buying books online and forever being disappointed – I thought by reviewing and showing pictures, I could help abate some of that for other people! In October I started this blog dedicated to my reviews and it grows every month.
In the menu, you will find links to the book review list (scroll down, there are over a hundred !), product reviews, colouring hints and tips, greyscale colouring (book reviews, tutorials and free images to colour) and where to find Chronically Batgirl on social media
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