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

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Netflix’s “Insatiable” Promotoes Fatphobia and Obsurd Beauty Standards

A trailer for the new Netflix series, “Insatiable” has caught the attention of body positive and recovery activists on social media. The show is set to air its pilot on August 10th, despite over 150,000 signatures on a Change.org petition. In light of the 30 second trailer released in promotion of the show, activists everywhere are taking a stand against fat phobia in the media … Continue reading Netflix’s “Insatiable” Promotoes Fatphobia and Obsurd Beauty Standards

How To Deal With Anxiety During Exams

Exams are never fun. The atmosphere in the room, the pressure put on you by your school and yourself, the fear of failing or doing badly… They can all add up to create an extremely stressful time, for anyone. But something that makes it even worse is when you struggle with anxiety, like I do, among many other people. Having anxiety during exams means that … Continue reading How To Deal With Anxiety During Exams

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

My Journey with Anxiety & Self-Esteem

For as long as I can remember I have been dealing with anxiety. I have always worried about the tiniest of things and overthought even the most irrelevant stuff. If you’ve ever experienced a full-on panic attack where you felt like you were drowning and couldn’t breathe, or choked on your words because the anxiety was getting the better of you, you know how frustrating … Continue reading My Journey with Anxiety & Self-Esteem

Let Me Speak – A Compilation of Weeks.

i want to fall in every sunrise.   like it’s my last day to breathe.   i want to coat myself in colours.   a shining technicolour that’ll shield my vision.   entwined in a bubbling concoction, hiding truths.   and i’d rather not consume today or tomorrow.   simply pacing them on the shelf to hide. bare and shivering.   stripped from any warmth. … Continue reading Let Me Speak – A Compilation of Weeks.

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

The Erasure of People of Color in Health

One part of the human experience is health, more specifically illness. Health issues will affect everyone during their lives, whether it is personally or via someone they know. For example, in the UK, 1 in 6 adults have a common mental disorder. When I say health issues, I don’t mean the flu or food poisoning. I mean long-term health conditions that are physical or mental. … Continue reading The Erasure of People of Color in Health

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

Mentality

Mental health and mental illness are two separate things. Mental health is the overall feeling of your mind; you’re well-being within your mind all psychologically, emotionally, and mentally– if you’re coping with everyday things in a healthy way or not. Mental illness is a diagnosis of a serious disorder that may affect your everyday life– your mood, behavior, decisions, and actions. Mental illness can be … Continue reading Mentality

Why You Should Be Watching Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

Warning: This article discusses rape, suicide, and self-harm and also contains spoilers for the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why A few days ago, I was browsing Twitter and saw a bunch of people raving about a new Netflix series titled 13 Reasons Why based on a book by Jay Asher. What initially compelled me to the series is the fact that people were saying it … Continue reading Why You Should Be Watching Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’