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Plastic Free July? I bet you can do it!

22 million kilograms of plastic are thrown into the ocean daily. That's a lorry full of preventable plastic every 60 seconds. Scary, huh?

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How to be an ally, NOT an accomplice

This list is not exhaustive by any means. What it is, is a starting place to grow from. Black Lives Matter. #blacklivesmatter

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Happy Anniversary – What is Fibromyalgia?

I have spent a lot of time hating my body and trying to punish it for what I felt were its failings. Now I am trying to teach myself to feel differently towards it.

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Guest Post | Terrie Boinnet – What’s taken away actually gives you more

Today we have a wonderful perspective from our guest poster, Terrie, who has been through an incredible amount in the last few months. Read more to find out about her travels, what she has lost and what she has gained through her experiences. What’s taken away actually gives you more Between the period of August… Continue reading Guest Post | Terrie Boinnet – What’s taken away actually gives you more

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How can you and small businesses help each other?

I can promise you that individual creators do the happy dance when they get an order, which faceless businesses, like Amazon, do not do.

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I understand Lewis Capaldi now…

So what's a girl to do? My thinking now is not to think. I am only focusing on the very next thing, whether that is finishing my cup of coffee or cooking some pasta.

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Life-olation (yes, I'm going with that)

With the pressures and anxiety keeping up with the news, carving out some time for yourself is the ultimate necessity. Forget pasta, forget toilet roll, you need to take care of yourself at the moment.

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Interview | What it means to be vulnerable in a pandemic

"It can be volatile. Next week I might be so much more vulnerable than I am now. I could have a few nights of bad sleep because of pain and after that be more likely to die from the virus than now. That's how autoimmune disorders work, seemingly inconsequential things can change the whole course of a simple virus."

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Guest Post | My Mum, Amanda Davies | India 1985

The year was 1985, when my Mum was 15, the year of Back To The Future, Walkmans, scrunchies, and powerful shoulder pads. However, it was also the year of Hope '85: Operation Self Help Schools Farm, where a group of youths would be sent to India on behalf of a professor ...

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Why Vegan Doesn’t Have To Be A Dirty Word

...If that means making one small change to your diet, you'll be making a positive change to the planet and all of the beings that exist within it...

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Interview | Claudia and Asifa, London’s Exotic Jewels

We can all take something away from Claudia and Asifa's story - to take care of your mental health, to not be defined by your barriers, to bring beauty and joy to the world or to do something, no matter what size, to try and make planet a better place to be.

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Ableism – what’s love got to do with it?

I am here to tell you as an undeniable fact that disabled people have romantic relationships. It might not always look like The Notebook, but it's definitely real.

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Alternative Ways to Get to Sleep

Relaxing at night can be hard. You might have had an early morning, been groggy all day, sluggish getting into bed, and then BOOM. You're awake. Anything that happened during the day, that is going on tomorrow, things you need to do, or to buy, things you did ten years ago, all of these thoughts… Continue reading Alternative Ways to Get to Sleep

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Help! I’m a disabled student!

Being a student can be hard at the best of times, what with the deadlines, the tiny budgets, the endless reading lists and the mouldy hovels landlords tend to push us towards. However, being a disabled student adds another level entirely. Deadlines bring the dread of wondering if you will be physically able to complete… Continue reading Help! I’m a disabled student!

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A Call To Action For Our Brothers and Sisters and Everyone Else In Between

I really urge you to take the time to do this, whether you're in the University of Kent, a student, or just someone who knows that this situation is wrong. Any and all voices are welcome.

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A Final Christmas Wish

The biggest point I want to make is that the system needs to change, but until then, if you can give out coffee, or knit a hat, if you can call an authority or volunteer your time, please do it. Until our government will, we need to take care of each other.

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Survival Tips for 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, it is safe to say there have been a lot of ups and downs. For me, I leave this year in a different fashion to last - I leave with a different body, a different sense of self and a different perspective on the world. I have will leave… Continue reading Survival Tips for 2020

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Hints and Tips on Legally Discriminating Against the Disabled in 2019

Okay, so this isn’t a ‘How-To’ guide. It’s more of a ‘How-To Not Remove Human Rights’ type situation.  Often, if I’m out and about with a friend or family member who is able-bodied, they begin to notice the inaccessible inequalities that they are surrounded with. Able-bodied people, it’s not your fault. It’s not something you… Continue reading Hints and Tips on Legally Discriminating Against the Disabled in 2019

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What has 4 wheels, great boobs and a big smile? Me!

On Thursday, I welcomed a shiny new addition to the household. The beautiful I-go Crest Powerchair (in GOLD no less) arrived at my door in a box so big that Nia can hide in it to scare me. I was amazed at how quickly it arrived - we had only ordered it the day before… Continue reading What has 4 wheels, great boobs and a big smile? Me!