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5 Ways To Help The Homeless WITHOUT Giving Them Money

5 Ways To Help The Homeless WITHOUT Giving Them Money

February 02, 2020

Homelessness is a problem that faces millions of people throughout the world.  And while many people might think that there is a certain mold that homeless people fit into, the truth is that there are all kinds of people, coming from a wide variety of circumstances that find themselves homeless.

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Gay Capital Still Sees Vicious Attacks On LGBT+ Community

Gay Capital Still Sees Vicious Attacks On LGBT+ Community

January 31, 2020

In May 2016 a young couple, two men, were attacked outside a local nightclub in Brighton. Their apparent offence, with which two other men took issue, was that of acting like any other couple.

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Killed In RECORD Numbers: Why Indigenous Women Are Victims Of ASTONISHING Violence

Killed In RECORD Numbers: Why Indigenous Women Are Victims Of ASTONISHING Violence

January 31, 2020

The Canadian Department of Justice reports that Aboriginal females are more than three times as likely to become victims of violent crimes than any other segment of society.

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You’re Going to Prison!

You’re Going to Prison!

January 31, 2020

“What’s it like in prison?” I’ve been asked this question many times. Well imagine someone grabbing you by your face and throwing on another planet and you’ve got 5 minutes to learn the rules or you’re going to die. That’s what going to prison for the first time is like but I had learned the rules at an early age. Having come from a dysfunctional household half my family did time at one point or another.

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The Pain of Perfection

The Pain of Perfection

January 31, 2020

I know that so many people have this struggle, and that comes from the stigma of addiction. What I am hoping to do is to smash that stigma. Addiction can affect everyone. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, who you hang out with, or what your life looks like – it doesn’t discriminate. Hiding that we are struggling from the world only perpetuates our shame around it.

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How BAKING Saved My Life

How BAKING Saved My Life

January 09, 2020

In early January 2013, I was admitted to hospital after attempting to take my own life by taking an overdose of over the counter tablets. I had forced down handful after handful of paracetamol and sleeping tablets in between floods of tears, and was found and taken into hospital by a friend’s sister who had popped over to check on me.

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Inside The Disturbing World Of BULLIES

Inside The Disturbing World Of BULLIES

January 08, 2020

The U.K. study, involving 666 students ages 12 to 16, found that bullies are at a high risk for alcohol and substance abuse. In fact, 59% of bullies said they had been offered alcohol in the last seven days, compared to 28.5 percent of non-bullies. Researchers also report that bullies are at a higher risk for mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and hostility.

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Just One More Pound: Why There’s No Such Thing As “Too Thin” When It Comes To Eating Disorders

Just One More Pound: Why There’s No Such Thing As “Too Thin” When It Comes To Eating Disorders

January 02, 2020

“Just a few more pounds, just a few, then I’ll love myself, then my body will be beautiful” I repeated over and over in my head while running on an elliptical on an empty stomach. Hating myself for years, I thought this was the only way to change it, to simply starve the hate out of myself.

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10 Unusual Facts About The Homeless

10 Unusual Facts About The Homeless

December 18, 2019

Some cities make it illegal to beg, others have laws against sleeping in public places, while more even make it illegal to stand or loiter in the same spot for too long.  While these laws might cut down on what some people consider public annoyances, they really also make it difficult for homeless people to even survive.

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Love - A Privilege Overlooked

Love - A Privilege Overlooked

December 05, 2019

By definition, it’s "a right, immunity or benefit enjoyed only by one person beyond the advantages of most." In the social sense, it refers to a reaction to a particular construct – an idea or theory used to understand a group of people. We call it “privilege,” and while discussions surrounding it almost always include marginalization of a group, it’s a concept so pervasive, that – at the exact moment privilege is stubbornly wedging in to separate people of different groups – it is also binding them together.

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5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Fight Police Violence

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Fight Police Violence

December 02, 2019

One of the saddest things about reading the stories and watching the videos of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher is that this type of event is no longer shocking to many of us.  There is a systemic issue of racism and using excessive force in police forces throughout North America.  And this is not a simple issue to solve.  However, there are things that you can do to help promote change and the families of those suffering from these tragedies.

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Homeless And Female: One Women’s Experience On The Streets

Homeless And Female: One Women’s Experience On The Streets

November 22, 2019

Several years ago, I sold my car and most of my possessions and went backpacking through a few different countries, couchsurfing and staying at hostels as I went along. Although I started out with one huge and unmanageable hiking backpack, I quickly threw out most of what I owned and traveled around with only a small backpack filled with everything I owned.

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