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Beating The Bullies: Finding The Strength

An article in the Guardian, March 2013 stated, ‘Almost half of young people say they’ve been bullied at some point in their school lives.’ I was one of those people. ‘Worthless’. ‘Ugly’. These words have stabbed my heart hundreds of times. The name-calling made me feel as worthless as a piece of dust on a […]

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Voting At 16

When you turn 16 you can join the armed forces, play the Lottery, work full time and have sex. Society sees us as ‘responsible adults’, yet we are apparently not mature enough to vote. During a review in 2004 the Electoral Commission, which makes decisions on voting policy, decided the voting age should remain at […]

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Autism Supplement

Auternative thinking, an eight-page supplement on autism, looking into the lives of young individuals with the condition – as featured in Exposure 116. Autism now affects one in 88 children in the UK. Most people have heard of the condition, but seemingly few understand it. Not being able to make friends, struggling with conventional education, […]

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The Syria Crisis

In August 2013 David Cameron initiated a vote in The House of Commons to decide whether the UK should launch a military campaign against Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s government to deter the use of chemical weapons. Cameron lost the vote narrowly, and Britain did not attack Syria. The USA quickly followed suit. The issues in […]

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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