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With WOC small business’ growing, this resin artist uses hers to process a traumatic upbringing, and bring beautiful things into being.

Leilani Francis is 26 and living in Glasgow, Scotland. As one of the worst areas hit by the pandemic, the Scottish Government explored a lockdown long before the rest of the United Kingdom. Although there remained a significant question surrounding the approaches towards care-homes, Scotland singled itself out as the…

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 stands to protect survivors better. But are there other risks that have been purposefully overlooked?

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I think, first, we have to praise the most recent adjustments to the Domestic Abuse and Violence Laws in the United Kingdom. For myself the adjustment that pertains to non-fatal strangulation being made a crime of Domestic Abuse. And for many others, the illegal release of sexual images. …

Disabled People On Benefits Earned Their Keep In Covid-19 Crisis. We were already in crisis; We already knew how to help.

We’re going to talk about money. This is your warning. You’re going to get squeamish and uncomfortable as most people are want to do. Alex Holder revealed in her book, Open Up: Why Talking About Money Will Change Your Life, that when the subject of personal income and how it…

Female self portrait artist has her most challenging series struck from platform before it doubled down on the value of the male-gaze.

Photographer, Gabrielle Steberis, in white tank top and jeans with a black belt wears her red hair in spacebuns in a series of narrow framed self-portraits. Rock symbol raised, two arms raised, rock symbol with pout, rock symbol with a cheeky tongue, and finally a sultry pout with a powerful feminine posture.

“… it makes me wonder if I value their opinion more, or the hundreds of people that really like the new series… And it’s my face and my body that’s on the forefront of this art.. so I’m worried! But at the same time I’m really excited to share them,”

Searching for answers in all the wrong places led to me confusing my own healing for abuse.

Interesting; given time and distance and processing, like pressuring carbon into the jewel, my anger is eloquent and direct. My abuser will insist that he has apologised profusely for what he did to me. …

Is Inverclyde Council doing enough to support the SNPs introduction of LGBTQ+ education for young people?

SNP First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Heading-Up A March of Glasgow Pride, 2018

In the most recent events, Benson (under the self-reported nom’de’plume Sarah Sigmund), has invited parents of Inverclyde into her home as an alternative to academy schooling where children have been given “unregulated” autonomy over…

Post-Pandemic Anxiety Ignored As Cases Escalate; How Can You Help Yourself?

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The 19th of July going down in history as the day England cast-off-the-mask-to-covid just before the third wave set in. I’m lucky enough to be a bit of a solitary introvert with minor agoraphobia…and I also live in Scotland. …

Tik-Tok Can’t Stop This Blossom From Biting Back Against Personal Demons and Predjudice.

Gabrielle Steberis is a self-portrait artist and photographer one simply cannot ignore. Her approach is multi-faceted so best be prepared for a surprise in every release; she is a true changeling.

From humble, ethereal beginnings, you can see true progression in her mindset and her artistic integrity; no longer a…

99% of cases of rape don’t even make it to court due to prejudice against females within the justice system.

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The recent pandemic has brought every terror of the human condition to the forefront; we have had very little to do with our time but worry, wash our hands, and think long and hard about the things we have done that have led to where we are. …

Are 800 million young users per day slowly paving the way to a new economy without knowing it?

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A Bupa survey in 2021 revealed that parenting teenagers during the pandemic is hard. But it also revealed that a worrying 45% of parents in the survey were struggling to talk to their teenagers regarding their wellbeing and mental health. That being said…two-thirds of the teenagers asked were already struggling…

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