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Loneliness & Depression

Before walking into the classroom I felt fearful and nervous. I wanted to run back home. I knew I was going to face another day of hell. I knew people would be calling me names and taunting me, sniggering at how I spoke, mimicking my voice, making it sound ‘gay’, just as they had done […]

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Meat Production: The Harsh Reality

Tormented animals scream in agony as they’re violently slaughtered. That’s the reality of the meat industry. I was 11 when I discovered the harsh reality of meat production. It left a huge impact on me. I refused to contribute to something so inhumane and immoral, deciding never to eat animals or use animal derived products […]

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Living with Asthma

It was a hot summer’s day. You could tell because of the temperature on the bus. No matter how many windows were opened, the intense heat remained. I started to wheeze, and at first I ignored it, but my condition deteriorated fast. It got to the point where I couldn’t breathe properly. I felt like […]

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The Positives of Being Small

I’m playing football; I’m running down the wing at full pace. “Oi, midget! Pass!” my striker shouts. I remember this because it was the first time I’d been picked on because of my height. It struck me hard. I was only 12 and already being demoralised by what others thought about my height. It left […]

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Video: Being Silent Isn’t Being Strong

Funded by The Big Lottery Fund, this one-minute film, written by young poet Engineer Al, and animated by the acclaimed artist October Jones, is the first part of an Exposure campaign to reduce male suicide. Please watch and share. Raising awareness to ensure more young men feel comfortable talking about their problems is a key […]

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Films

Exposure is proud to release its latest short film, Lonely Minds

Sexual health vox pop

A short vox pop video and improvised spoken word poem