Identity

5 Reasons Why You Should Embrace Who You Are

Do you always want to keep others happy? Or maybe you’re a perfectionist and find it difficult when you make a mistake, or something doesn’t go to plan. Sadly, societal expectations mean that most of us have grown up with messages of how we should act, what we should wear, and how we should look

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Come Out and Dealing with Transphobia? Read This

For a long time, you have agonised over whether to tell your friends you are trans. Finally, you get the courage. You did it, you came out, what a relief. It took a lot of guts to be honest. However, you didn’t expect to be rejected. You wish your friends could accept you for who you

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How to Help Your Parents Accept Your New Boyfriend, Girlfriend or Partner After You’ve Come Out

You’ve recently come out as gay, bisexual, or pansexual and you want to introduce the person you’re dating to your parents but not sure how they might take it. We know you may be feeling anxious or nervous right now. So here are some things to think about to make it easier for you. Timing

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Tips for Your First Relationship After Coming Out

So you’ve done the hard part – you’ve come out! First of all, congratulations for making it this far. You’ve been incredibly brave to do it, and you’re now in a position to go forward living your life in the open and being true to yourself. This is amazing, and you deserve to be happy

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What Do I Do If Coming Out Doesn’t Go Well?

You’ve managed to pluck up the courage and found a way to tell your parents the truth. You’ve just come out, and you are gutted as it hasn’t gone well. What do you do now?  Here are 5 tips on how to cope. It’s not your fault Maybe you’ve read lots of coming out stories

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Top 11 Tips for Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay or Bi

Coming out as lesbian, gay or bisexual can sometimes be difficult, there’s no point pretending otherwise. However, many people have really positive experiences coming out and often regret not doing it sooner.

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Retraumatization and Racism: 7 Ways to Deal With It

The first anniversary of the death of George Floyd is around the corner, and likely to be in the press. Being constantly exposed to traumatic events in the media can be difficult to deal with so Dr Chandrika Patel writes about ways to cope. Racial trauma can be caused by both direct and indirect experiences

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What is the Stop Asian Hate Movement? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

We believe in a world that is free from prejudice and where everyone has the right to be proud of who they are. Unfortunately, this is a pretty tough ask. We’ve joined forces with the team at ASOS to bring you a hub of resources all about the Stop Asian Movement, a movement that is

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How Is #StopAsianHate Connected to the Media We Consume?

The #StopAsianHate movement is spreading across the globe after a huge surge in physical attacks against Asian people connected to the coronavirus pandemic. Sadly, these racist attacks have been reported in many different countries, and in the USA especially, older, more vulnerable people are being targeted. When the victim is targeted because they belong to

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Where Does Racism Come From? A Guide to Unconscious Bias

Are you wondering why people are racist? The general consensus is that a racist isn’t born, a racist person is made from the world around them. Whether racist attitudes are taught and passed down from older family members or subtly programmed by the world around them. This article explores the latter of the two and

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