Go on a date in the 21st Century, whether initiated online or in person, and it is a bloody minefield. Many of you will know this. I’ve always joked about writing a book about it. Frankly, I don’t really have the desire to give some of these cretins book space. Article space, on the other hand…too tempting to resist. Here’s a handful of some of my most spectacularly bad experiences; on dates and in relationships at best for laughs and at worst, to know you are not alone and we are in this madness together, people.
Today, I was too opinionated on the things that matter to me. I spoke up. I held my corner. I didn’t get ‘persuaded’ by the other point of view. As a result, I was spoken over, cut short, and told to stop being so hot-headed about it.
The above is the official information we are given. In my own work and life, I’d say about half of the people I speak with share experiences about poor body image and body dysmorphia - once they know they are in a safe space to do so, where they will not be judged. My guess, and it is a guess, is that this stuff affects over 50% of the population.
We're not losers, we're lovers.
I try to stay positive and fashionable in this crisis. What else can I do?
For all the hardship which societies around the world are going through, health is not the only branch of life that has been devastated. Livelihoods and incomes have not escaped the destructive force of the virus either. With governments in many countries, including the UK, helping out those whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic, the self-employed have suffered hardship more than most, including musicians and the labour force of the music industry.
We are launching a project called: “The Covid Diaries” which is a visual/audio representation of individual experiences during Lockdown. You can submit your work to our email - firstname.lastname@example.org via:Photography: Video; Art; Design; Performance; Story; Poetry, and Spoken Word. Please ensure that your videos and performances are edited, and are no longer than one minute [...]
When you’re in a workplace environment you need to make the best possible impression on those around you; It’s not just your coworkers or boss, but also visitors to your business and clients too. Lastly, you want to make a good impression for yourself as that can help you to feel more motivated and relaxed [...]
For anyone who doesn't know, I suffer from one of the most difficult and stigmatised personality disorders, BPD. I still haven't fully got my head around it but I'm getting there. However, there isn't a cure for BPD; there isn't a pill for us to take. They can give you tablets (although good luck with that because it's an absolute nightmare) for the symptoms you have but not the actual illness.
Well well well...I haven't done an opinion piece in a while, but I promised I would use this platform to share my opinions, stand up for what's right and inform people so here I am again 😳 As some people may know, Jake Paul is a problematic YouTuber who has his own collective called Team [...]