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North London Gangs

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 […]

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Dealing With Divorce And Separation

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 […]

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How Drama Got Me Off The Streets

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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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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I’m Inspired Project

Many young people decide on their chosen career paths without necessarily fully appreciating how much hard work and dedication goes into becoming a success. This is especially true of disengaged young people. The phenomenal success enjoyed by some previously unknown people featuring on popular television programmes such as Big Brother and Britain’s Got Talent has […]

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Films

Exposure celebrates the great work being created by young women in...

Exposure finds out what it takes to get into journalism

New video - Exposure connects with the social media based business...