The economic depression is affecting everyone, especially young people. University fees are soaring; EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) is being scrapped and above all, cuts to benefits, allowances and bursaries mean that the days of an abundance of financial help are gone. It is harder than ever to ‘make do’. And it’s young people from deprived […]
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 […]
A few months ago a gang of thugs with a dog chased me. The dog was on a lead and they were running with it. I could hear the snarling, barking and gnashing at my feet as I fled. I feared for my life. A dog that is owned by a person because it looks […]
I started bunking to escape my problems at home. I was banned from socialising by my parents, and I was getting grounded all the time. I just wanted time to go places and see my friends and school got in the way. So I would play truant and I found it easy to get away […]
I am often a shy person and I can get quite anxious. I have a learning disability, and I have autism. Part of my autism makes it hard to speak to others I don’t know and I am wary of people because I don’t trust them. I worry that they will lose their temper with […]
We spent six weeks in the summer of 2012 meeting and discussing gang culture with a number of gang members. We wanted to know what they were scared of and what kept them awake at night… actually ending up in hospital or prison didn’t even figure! Based on real life experiences of young men living […]
You come home to see it spotless and beautiful. You see your mum baking your favourite type of cookie. Your father coming home and bringing all the dosh, teaching you how to ride a bike, taking you to the zoo. And your siblings, who never argue, let you have the remote control right away. Life’s […]
The time had come. Hundreds of eyes were on me, and I was so nervous my mind went blank. All those hours of rehearsal, and yet the words just weren’t coming out. My heart was pounding, but I had to get a grip. I had an audience waiting for the performance they’d paid for. I […]
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