The Battle Against Skin-Whitening Products In The UK

The BBC has found that several high-street shops are continuing to sell skin-whitening products such as creams, even after they were prosecuted for doing so. Trading Standards have acknowledged that it is a “really big problem”, as they are responsible for taking control of any creams and prosecuting businesses that are selling them. However, the businesses are not bothered by the fines and are continuing … Continue reading The Battle Against Skin-Whitening Products In The UK

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It’s Time to Break the Stigma Behind Mental Illness

              Although a big topic of controversy and notoriety in recent years, mental illness is something many of us are often still weary of directly talking about. When thinking of mental illness, many people would imagine millennials, “snowflakes,” crying depression to get attention. The truth is, mental illness is a spectrum. Different people suffer to different degrees, and it’s … Continue reading It’s Time to Break the Stigma Behind Mental Illness

This Man’s Story Proves That Prejudice Still Exists

Rory McGuire is 24 years old, and from Ayr, in Scotland. For practically all of his life, he has experienced bullying because of a facial deformity – a vascular birthmark that covers his lip. At the young age of 6, Rory felt he was “different”, and even as a child was subjected to comments such as “sausage face”, “how can you look in a mirror … Continue reading This Man’s Story Proves That Prejudice Still Exists

She’s Dating the Gangster I

do you believe in the saying, “right person wrong time”? a friend of mine told me a story of how her grandparents dated in high school broke up, hated each other, and never spoke again but 13 years later, they met again at a movie theatre fell in love, and created something beautiful I used to believe that if it was the right person then … Continue reading She’s Dating the Gangster I

R&B

you played me to your favorite frank ocean song killed my softly to dvsn destroyed my soul to post malone i can’t listen to H.E.R. anymore because all that I can think about is “her” how i’m never going to be “her” you said that being with me was the happiest you’ve been so why did you throw it all away? we shouldn’t have tried … Continue reading R&B

5W1H

I have so many questions. Who: Who do you think you are? Who do you think I am? For you to plant sunflowers in me, only to rip them at their roots from the garden in my heart. What: What crazy thoughts were going through your head? What made you think that you could destroy me without destroying yourself? The one place you sought refuge … Continue reading 5W1H

Repeat After Me

Repeat after me: You miss the feeling of being in love Giving your everything to someone unconditionally Because they meant that much to you You patiently wait for his attention, a text, a call, anything. But while you’re up late at night worrying about him, not once, do you cross his mind. Repeat after me: You deserve so much more than staying up each night, … Continue reading Repeat After Me