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“Confidence isn’t just about physical aspects, but also mental ones too” – Shelby Lynch’s Top Ten Tips for Feeling Confident

Hi I’m Shelby!   I am a fashion, beauty and lifestyle vlogger, who has a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. My passion is all about female empowerment, and women supporting one another. Too many people look in the mirror and don’t like the person who looks back at them and I think this needs to change!

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Kat Hawkins: “Dance to your own Rhythm this New Year!”

As a talented dancer, Kat Hawkins didn’t always believe that anybody could dance. It was a difficult journey for Kat to realise that all bodies are worthy of expressing themselves through dance. Here’s how Kat discovered that however you dance, you deserve to have your own rhythm this new year… The words are in my head

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“To you, if you are #MeToo” – An open letter from Najwa Zebian 

Yesterday thousands of people took to Twitter to join the #MeToo conversation in an attempt to unveil the extent of sexual assault across the world. Hitting back at how rape culture has been normalised, people’s eyes were finally opened to the magnitude of the problem. But, whilst it is absolutely essential that people speak out,

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“We all have insecurities and probably always will” – Mia Kang gets real about her mission for model diversity and how to cope with pressure

A fierce Muay Thai fighter, female empowerment advocate, sky-dive accomplish and master of financial law there is no denying that Mia Kang is a force to be reckoned with. Whilst she may be best known for gracing the pages of nearly every print magazine, it’s safe to say she’s far from your average model. In

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Mental Health Misconceptions that Bloggers Want You to Know About

It seems as though there has been a lot of progression in the discussion of mental health. We’ve seen celebrities opening up about their own struggles; bloggers offering experienced based advice and help guides readily available online. But despite improvements, misconceptions still exist and continue to limit our understanding of mental illness. In one of our

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10 Things You Need to Know About Your Mental Health at Uni – as Advised by Student Minds

University is so often talked about as being the best years of your life, a place where you will make lifelong friends, get involved with many societies and gain independence. However, this is a large leap in a person’s life and it can bring with it a number of difficulties. Students are warned about the

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Lucy Wood: The Power of the Teenage Girl…

With 37,000 subscribers and counting and over a million views on YouTube, Lucy Wood is absolutely owning the internet right now by speaking out about the things we’ve all been secretly thinking and feeling, from relationship advice to the ultimate shopping spree haul. DTL caught up with Lucy to discuss everything from Cyberbullying to why

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My experience as a gay, black man

Jamel on his experience as a gay, black man As a homosexual man of British-Caribbean decent, I have struggled my entire life to satisfy the expectations of the black community, while still staying true to my gay self. Growing up I often questioned my sexuality; although I recognised and accepted my attraction to men, I

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11 Secrets of a Sex Worker

The 11 Secrets of a Sex Worker My name is Douglas and I have been a gay male sex worker for nearly 18 years and involved in sex worker activism for the IUSW and The Harlots Collective for about ten years, here in the United Kingdom. I have worked in Edinburgh, London and Newcastle as

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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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