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Interview with Kali Kushner, from @myfacestory

Summer can be a pretty tough time if you are dealing acne, scars and other skin problems, and it can be pretty easy to let it take over your life. Well, at Ditch the Label, we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun because they are feeling anxious. That’s why we caught up

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My Parents Didn’t React Well To Me Coming Out

What Are The Reasons and How Should You React? Coming out is an incredibly scary idea for many, but it is even scarier when you have to tell your parents. The fear of impending doom that you might be rejected by your parents is crippling and leads to many people not coming out for years.

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5 Tips on How You Can Help Someone With Depression (From Someone Who Has It)

In its mildest form, depression can simply mean feeling low. For most people, feeling sad from time to time is just a natural part of life. However, for some of us, feelings of sadness, despair and melancholia are present on a daily basis and can prevent us from living our normal lives. If you can

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Trolling: Both Sides of the Story

Trolling is quite a new topic for a lot of people. For others it is part of day-to-day life. The issue is that even those who have experienced trolling, usually only experience one side of it. So, we have presented both sides of the trolling story and we’ll let you form your own opinions. I was

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Women in the Media: An Open Letter

In the first of a series of articles by our amazing team of Student Features Writers, Priya Toberman lays down her thoughts on how the stereotypes of women in the media can affect women today. When I was younger, the girls in the books I read were my heroes. They were tough, they didn’t like

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Life After an Eating Disorder – with Nelly London

As Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020 is upon us, we caught up with body positive Instagram star and advocate for eating disorder recovery, @_nelly_london. Tell us a bit about yourself So my name is Nelly and I am a body positive influencer. My content mainly focuses on lingerie and fashion but I also talk a

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Good Fellas: Gareth Thomas

It’s LGBT+ History Month! To celebrate, here’s something we wrote about the amazing LGBT+ role model for young men everywhere: rugby star Gareth Thomas. We’ve already covered how much of a hero Gareth is before, but we decided now would be a better time than ever to introduce this man to you and explain exactly

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An Open Letter to the Group of Rugby Boys I Cried In Front Of

It’s instilled in guys from a young age that ‘men don’t cry’ and that we’re not allowed to ‘show weakness’. So, for our ‘fear season’, we spoke to an anonymous rugby player about a life-changing realisation he had in that environment. Rugby has always been a huge part of my life. Team sport is a

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Good Fellas: Loyle Carner

In this instalment of ‘Good Fellas’, we take a look at the story and work of musician Ben Coyle-Larner aka Loyle Carner. Ben is a musician from South London whose music has been described as sensitive and eloquent as he raps openly about his life over mellow, jazzy beats. But, his openness and introspection goes

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The Last Single One in the Group? Max Hovey Knows All About It

Student, influencer, model, LGBT activist and all round great guy, Max Hovey writes about his experiences of being the last single guy in his friendship group. ‘You know that third wheel feeling? When you’re a complete spare part and feel left out? Well how about fifth wheeling? Or seventh or ninth wheeling? How about out

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