Identity

What to Do If You Experience Anti-Esea Hate

Hate incidents take many different forms, but boil down to being verbally or physically harassed because you are perceived as different. In the UK, ‘different’ is legally defined as in terms of an individual’s race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, or their disability.  Recorded hate crimes against East and Southeast Asians (ESEAs) in the United Kingdom

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7 Tips on How To Be A Trans Ally

A trans ally is someone who is cisgender but fights alongside the trans community to tackle prejudice and promote equality. Here at Ditch the Label, we definitely think this day is a pretty important one, as loads of people all over the world still get targeted daily for being gay, bi and trans. We want

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6 Tips for Coming out as Non-Binary

Coming out as non-binary to the people in your life can be difficult, mostly because you might find that a lot of them don’t understand what it means, and you might find yourself on the receiving end of a lot of questions. We want to make sure you have an easy a time as possible

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What Does it Mean to be Non-Binary?

Being non-binary, unfortunately, is still something that sometimes needs to be explained to some people. However, that does not mean that it is wrong to be non-binary, and the more we have open discussions with non-binary people, the less this will have to happen.  So, we have put together a quick guide to what it

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4 Ways to Support a Friend Who has Come Out

When a friend comes out to you, it can be difficult for both of you. Knowing how to react so as not to hurt their feelings can be a difficult task, and so can knowing how to support them going forward with their journey. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you understand how

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What to Do When You Are Sexually Harassed in the Street

Unfortunately, it has happened to every woman you know. 97% of women and girls of all ages have been publicly harassed in the UK. Street sexual harassment can be a really scary and intimidating experience for women of any age, but because it happens so often, we might not feel like it’s even worth talking

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What are Invisible Illnesses? 6 Things You Need to Know

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Whilst when we break a leg, get the flu or have an accident, everyone around us can see that we aren’t 100%, a huge amount of illness and disability is under the surface. These are often called invisible illnesses; but what are they and

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9 Tips for Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual to Your Parents

Coming out to your parents as lesbian, gay or bisexual naturally brings up a lot of questions. How will they react? Will it change anything? Can I say it without getting upset? How should I say it? When is the best time? Telling your parents is much bigger than them simply knowing your orientation. It

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Six Things You Can Do If You Are Worried You Have An Eating Disorder

What is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, characterised by disordered eating behaviour that might include restricting the amount of food eaten, eating very large quantities of food all at once, countering food eaten through purging or excessive exercise, or a combination of these. It’s important to remember that they’re not really

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15 Things We Need To Stop Shaming Each Other About

Being shamed is not only a very real part of experiencing bullying behaviour, but it also a very real part of day-to-day life. Shame can impact negatively on your well-being and self-esteem; it tells us that ‘we are bad’, that we should feel embarrassed of ourselves or a unique factor we might possess, that people

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