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Why I Was Ashamed Of Being Thin

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Picture this, you’re young, not even a teenager coming into your own body and you’ve been conditioned to loathe your own body. Or, picture it as being your sister, your niece, your daughter, even your son. Would you wish that for them or anyone? For the majority of my life, I lived in long sleeved […]

We are all Human at the Southbank

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This October, London Literature Festival has returned for its tenth year at the Southbank Centre, showcasing artwork produced in the UK’s prisons, secure hospitals and immigration removal centres, and ex-offenders in the community, Lydia Smith reports Book lovers are in for a treat as this year’s theme is Living in Future Times, the display includes painting, music, […]

Help! I’m feeling anxious!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Statistics from the Mental Health Foundation show that women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders than men. From experience I have found that not everyone fully understands what anxiety is, so firstly, I feel that a proper definition of anxiety is in order, writes Lydia Smith Related posts: No related […]

Never mind my thigh gap

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Title: Never mind my Thigh gap Authors: Bronte Huskinson and Sarah Newton Published: February 2016 Pages: 198 Available on:  Paperback & Kindle   Description: This book follows the story of 17 year old Alice Delaney on her search for self confidence and the ability to truly love herself. We see Alice deal with the typical teenage issues such as, boy problems, jealousy and friendship drama, […]