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22 million kilograms of plastic are thrown into the ocean daily. That's a lorry full of preventable plastic every 60 seconds. Scary, huh?
This list is not exhaustive by any means. What it is, is a starting place to grow from. Black Lives Matter. #blacklivesmatter
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.
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.
"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."
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 ...
...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...
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.
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.