A Clean Slate

I know there is an expectation for fresh starts in January, but I seem to enjoy being contrary and thus my new beginning is apparently happening in February. Ever since I made this video  on internet identities and the way I consistently go into meltdown, I vowed to myself that I would stop trying to reinvent myself in order to be someone I wasn’t. By and large, I’ve been successful in this. The trouble is, I haven’t been very successful at making content, particularly on this blog but also  on YouTube. I keep being put off. All of the blogs I read have a consistent…

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How Being Gay Affects My Mental Health

Mental Health is something I have been thinking about a lot recently, probably because I’ve been particularly low for the past few months. I’ve always known that my mental health has been closely tied to my sexuality; the homophobic abuse I received after coming out became the framework around which I built my teenage identity and acted as a catalyst for my self harm, depression and anxiety. I should clarify at this point that not every person who is LGBT+ has mental health issues, or has mental health issues relating explicitly to their gender or sexuality, but for many of us…

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Do We Really Need LGBT+ History Month?

You may or may not know that every February in the UK is LGBT+ History Month. A lot of people suggest that – given that LGBT+ people in the UK have rights such as marriage equality, that the month is unnecessary, however I dispute this argument.   What do you think? Do we need #lgbthm17? Channel: youtube.com/user/needforcaffeine

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Queeries: Episode 2 With Nate

    Hello! I’m Ellen and I make activism, book and discussion videos. In this episode of Queeries Nate and I discuss coming out, the issues trans issues and how LGBT+ can be addressed in schools. Queeries is a series in which a guest and I discuss a submitted topic or question. It is entirely subjective and designed in order to give LGBT+ people a chance to chat about issues which affect them. We are aware our opinions might not be shared by everyone and are also likely to change as we become more knowledgeable/aware.  

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Queeries: Episode 1 With Lara

    In the first official episode of Queeries Lara and I discuss gender expression, mental health and how we should tackle issues within the community. It was really great to get this series started properly and to have a great discussion with Lara. Originally the footage was over an hour long so to get it down to 20 minutes was quite an achievement. Queeries is a series in which a guest and I discuss a submitted topic or question. It is entirely subjective and designed in order to give LGBT+ people a chance to chat about issues which affect…

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