On Being Possible

Imagine you are standing in front of a room full of people – corporates and campaigners, your age and older – who are on their feet, clapping. You are shaking, your legs trembling beneath you as you bite your lip to stop you crying in front of this mass of people who are all applauding you and your achievement. Oh, and Ian Mckellen is hugging you and handing you a glass trophy, which you are trying not to drop. I keep crying over this❤ THEY WOULD NOT STOP CLAPPING A post shared by Ellen Jones (@needforcaffeine_) on May 13, 2017…

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5 Must Listen Mental Health Poems

Spoken word poetry is my secret love. Hours and hours I have spent pacing round the house in the dead of night, finding comfort and solace in the words of others, only wishing I could ever articulate myself so well. As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week right now, I thought I would share some of my favourite poems on the topic of mental health. (cn: depression, anxiety, suicide, eds, self-harm) Pokemon Blues: Red Version by Will Giles I never thought I would be crying over Pokemon allegories but this poem rings so true. You can hear the laughter of the audience…

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  What would our rad space mom do? It’s a question I often ask during times of crisis. It seems bizarre that I should choose Carrie Fisher as a role model given the struggles that she had, but I genuinely believed she is one of the greatest humans who ever lived. I actually can’t think about her regularly without bursting into tears. She means that much to me. Despite never getting into Star Wars until I was 17, I always had this slightly peculiar knowledge of her work and influence. When I was 13 I watched Stephen Fry’s documentary about bipolar…

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Let Me Tell You…

  This is entirely unscripted. In which I ramble about my love of learning, my impending exams and the fact that there is only a month to go. but if you didn’t get the message, I love learning all the things. Let me tell you about them. Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeAnkkRZUak&t=6s

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