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Negative Male Body Image

“I’ll take you to the hospital!” My mother’s words. It wasn’t the first time that we talked about it, but she was really worried on this occasion. I ignored her though. I stopped listening a long time ago… My life had always been ‘normal’. I had friends, hobbies, and school wasn’t going too badly. I […]

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Homophobia Rampant In Schools

You’re in the playground at school. You’re with your friends and someone makes a racist remark. You would object; you would tell the person about how their racism is wrong. What if it was sexist? Or what if someone was being mocked because they are disabled? You wouldn’t stand for it; you’d be appalled, and, […]

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Somali Civil War: A Memory

His venomous eyes look directly at me. He had a deep red scar across his face. I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was going to die; actually die, right there. I was helpless and weak. Somalia is a country torn apart by conflicting tribes. It wasn’t always like this: different tribes existing peacefully in Somalia […]

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Playing For Senrab FC

I was about six yards outside the box and opponents were storming towards me. This was it. Face-to-face with an attacker’s worst enemy: the defender. But this encounter was mine for the taking. As the frenzied players swung for my ankles, I swiftly shuffled the ball from left to right, through their legs, leaving them […]

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Coping With Panic Attacks

When I was 17 I met a girl and fell in love with her. She was great and we stayed together for many years. Shortly after our first anniversary she had a breakdown – she shut down and couldn’t cope with life. She was ill for a long time. I never told my family because […]

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We Need somewhereto_ Do Stuff

Since June 2010 somewhereto_ has unlocked over 400,000 sq. ft of previously unused or empty space. We’re passionate about working with two entities that we feel are massively undervalued in today’s society: space and young people. By matching the two we aim to unlock the potential in both. somewhereto_ gives young people the opportunity to […]

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“Who Is Nelson Mandela?”

Nelson Mandela has died of a lung infection at the age of 95 in his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela was a hero and an icon of freedom as he fought for many years of his life to have rights for his people. Yet shockingly, this life-changing, historical figure was not even known by […]

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