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Manchester Attack: The Survivors One Year On

It has been almost one year since the terror attack at Manchester arena on May 22, 2017, where twenty-two concert-goers were killed and more than 519 injured in the blast. The attack was described as the deadliest attack on British soil since the London 7/7 bombings, however, the victims and community stood united. With it nearing a year, I took it upon myself to ask a few of those affected several questions about their experience, and

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Manchester Attack: The Survivors One Year Later

It has been almost one year since the terror attack at Manchester arena on May 22, 2017, where twenty-two concert-goers were killed and more than 519 injured in the blast. The attack was described as the deadliest attack on British soil since the London 7/7 bombings, however, the victims and community stood united. With it nearing a year, I took it upon myself to ask a few of those affected several questions about their experience, and

Feminism

My Male Friends Only Want To Talk Feminism When It’s About Hitting A Woman Back

Why is it that my male friends only care about feminism and equality when it’s about hitting a woman? It’s always ‘Well if you want equality men should be able to hit women’, first of all, I said I wanted equality, not violence. Feminism; the social, political and economic equality of the sexes, to men is nothing more than women growing out their armpit hair and burning their bras. These are statements as part of

Mental Health

Depression Rose in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

When talking about the impact of natural disasters, people mostly discuss death tolls, the economic burden, damages to infrastructure or outbreak diseases. What about the mental stabilities of those still surviving, though? Don’t they matter, too? When Hurricane Maria first struck Puerto Rico back in September of 2017, Puerto Rico became black as the electrical power grid was completely destroyed, leaving 1.5 million people (half of the population) without electricity. The damage was estimated to

Feminism

Why Twitter Feels Unsafe for Survivors

With the momentum of the Me Too movement, everyone has been talking about sexual assault on social media. As a survivor myself, I was hoping that it would be a productive, validating discussion. It is not. There have always been comments blaming the victim, such as “She shouldn’t have led him on” people, but I have never seen as many people flat out deny someone’s traumatizing experience as I have recently, and it is absolutely

Feminism

Prostitution: An Identity Or A Stigmatized Profession?

Prostitution is the world’s oldest trade. Throughout history, the sale of sex has been a necessity for some and a major point of contention for others. More often than not, the victims of the system are working class women who are subjected to humiliation and degradation, from their abusers and the authorities alike. Before the 18th century, the term referred to any woman who took part in sex outside of wedlock, but by the 1700’s the term became

Mental Health

The Mental Health Epidemic in Schools is Damaging Our Youth

School. This word represents something different for every individual. Whether it brings feelings of excitement, stress, loneliness or contentment, it always has meaning and sentimental value. For so many, myself included, it triggers deep-rooted issues that started when school first became one of the biggest chunks of our lives. There are 74.5 million student citizens in the U.S. and around 17.1 million of them have mental illnesses; more than the number of children with cancer,

Mental Health

A Burnout Is A Living Nightmare

A burnout is most often described as a state of chronic stress and frustration that leads to detachment, along with physical and emotional exhaustion. There are days, weeks even, when people can’t quite snap themselves together. The things they used to love doing, the passion that they once felt for hobbies or personal projects or even watching TV shows are gone. People become more and more irritable around friends and family. Insomnia plagues the mind

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