Identity

What are Invisible Illnesses? 6 Things You Need to Know

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Whilst when we break a leg, get the flu or have an accident, everyone around us can see that we aren’t 100%, a huge amount of illness and disability is under the surface. These are often called invisible illnesses; but what are they and

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9 Tips for Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual to Your Parents

Coming out to your parents as lesbian, gay or bisexual naturally brings up a lot of questions. How will they react? Will it change anything? Can I say it without getting upset? How should I say it? When is the best time? Telling your parents is much bigger than them simply knowing your orientation. It

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Six Things You Can Do If You Are Worried You Have An Eating Disorder

What is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, characterised by disordered eating behaviour that might include restricting the amount of food eaten, eating very large quantities of food all at once, countering food eaten through purging or excessive exercise, or a combination of these. It’s important to remember that they’re not really

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15 Things We Need To Stop Shaming Each Other About

Being shamed is not only a very real part of experiencing bullying behaviour, but it also a very real part of day-to-day life. Shame can impact negatively on your well-being and self-esteem; it tells us that ‘we are bad’, that we should feel embarrassed of ourselves or a unique factor we might possess, that people

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13 Tips for Coming Out as Bisexual

The things you need to know when coming out Are you ready to come out as bisexual? We know you’ve probably spent countless hours wondering if bisexuality best describes you– so let us be the first ones to congratulate you! This identity is so powerful. You’re ready to be open and honest about something you

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The Anthem

We live in a world where it is a rebellion to be yourself. Where people are ostracized and bullied because of attitudes towards how they look, who they love, the color of their skin or pretty much anything that makes them unique. We say enough is enough. It’s time to rebel against the pressure to

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Hate Crime: the Ultimate Guide

What is Hate Crime? Hate crime is a criminal offence. It is an act of hatred or aggression directed at a specific person, group or their property. It is motivated by hostility or prejudice against: A personal characteristic Gender identity Disability Sexual orientation Race Religion Faith This may involve bullying, physical assault, verbal abuse and/or

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Women in the Media: An Open Letter

In the first of a series of articles by our amazing team of Student Features Writers, Priya Toberman lays down her thoughts on how the stereotypes of women in the media can affect women today. When I was younger, the girls in the books I read were my heroes. They were tough, they didn’t like

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10 Things You Need to Know About Asexuality

Hi all! I’m Yasmin Benoit, a British fashion model and asexuality activist. I’ve known that I was aromantic-asexual from a young age, but didn’t come out publicly until 2017, when I decided to use my platform to raise awareness and dispel misconceptions about asexuality. It’s LGBT History Month, and I’ve comprised a list about 10

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Why NikkieTutorials ‘coming out’ video is already the best thing about 2020

It’s LGBT+ History Month, and only a few short weeks since Nikkie Tutorials broke the internet with her powerful, heartfelt and emotional video wherein she came out as transgender. We are celebrating all the amazing LGBT people of the world this month, so here is that incredible story for you. “Planet Earth is full of

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