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Moyo Kadri

Europe/UK

Tips and Truths For University Applications

Disclaimer: this article directly references the UK university application procedure but tips and truths mentioned can be applicable to others around the world. Currently in the U.K. – and I’m sure other parts of the world – it’s university application season which means most of the conversations you may be having with your friends are going to be about UCAS and/or personal statements. I am one of the people that have already sent of my

Real Life

This Is What Teenagers Really Think About Sex And Relationships

Disclaimer: this article features responses from 17-18-year-olds either in or wanting heterosexual relationships. For years now attitudes towards sex and relationships have been changing. From the rise of acceptance of non-heterosexual and non-cisgender relationships to the increase in interracial relationships, it’s pretty clear that the diversity we’re witnessing in couples today is completely different to what we would have seen in society just 50 years ago. By the year 2050, National Geographic predicts that the average American

Real Life

Women Can Be Trash Too

Now let me guess, you’re reading the title and thinking I somehow made a mistake by putting the ‘Wo’ in front of ‘Men’, but trust me that wasn’t accidental. There’s no escaping the continuous tweets and pictures on Twitter and Instagram from men and women alike complaining about how a man has treated them and that they are therefore trash.

Mental Health

Schools Need To Start Dealing With Mental Health More Effectively

In the UK, schools are officially starting within the next two weeks. Time to get ready for the new academic year! The past year, for me, has been the most mentally draining and challenging; at times I wanted to give up and just let the piles of unfinished work consume me, but somehow I have made it through to this point in time. In September, when the school term resumes, I will be completing year

Politics

Stop Ignoring Key Errors of the Judicial System in Cases Against People of Colour

Over the years there have been a plethora of cases involving people of colour which have gone against them simply because of the colour of their skin. It cannot be denied that in predominately white countries (for example the U.K. and the U.S.) there is a stigma against people of colour that give them a tough deal whenever a criminal case has been brought against them. This stigma affects black people the most out of

LGBT+

A Year Since Orlando

Today (June 12, 2017) marks one year since the devastating attack which saw 49 LGBT+ people killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The “Latin Night” that the nightclub was holding was in full swing by the time to shooting took place and therefore many of the victims were Latinos. It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. It was

Mental Health

Why We Need To Start Portraying Men As Victims In Media

For years now there has been a debate on whether or not men can truly be victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. There is a stigma in today’s society that because the men are supposed to be dominant then there is no way a woman could possibly overpower him and the same stigma exists in homosexual relationships. There is a notion that men are too strong and powerful to ever be victims of abuse

Mental Health

3 Things That Helped Me Through My Depression

Disclaimer: I sure as hell am not trying to say that these work for everyone — they might and they might not —  but I do know that when you feel and are in the deep hole that depression puts you in, anything and everything positive can be enough to provide hope. If you’re suffering and you need someone, please don’t hesitate to drop me a message using the contact information below and just know that,

Op-ed

The Major Problem With Snapchat’s Discover Page

For a while now, Snapchat has been one of the biggest growing forms of social media. The app, originally released in September 2011 allows users to share stories for a limited amount of time before they disappear forever. I spend a fair share of my time on Snapchat but after scrolling through numerous stories uploaded by my friends, I look through the Discover feature of the app which was introduced in 2015. Now, this feature includes

Mental Health

Love Yourself, Both In and Out

I’m never one to make New Years Resolutions simply because I’m the kind of person who will do something at any point during the year if I really wanted to achieve something. But this year was a little different. 2016 was a year that I will never forget; because after 27 months, I finished my battle with depression. And so I set myself a task: love yourself, both in and out. Depression for me will

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