The Bitter Reality of Group Chats

MOLLY MANTLE    The prospects of finally taking a leap from a jammed, childhood bedroom into independent adulthood can be thrilling to those teenagers currently readying themselves to take up hard-earned university places. They might also think that much of the nervousness and uncertainty accompanying the change (will I fit in? Can I keep up? […]

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“Cocked & Loaded”

ALLISON HAVEY, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RAP PROJECT  The RAP Project, or Raising Awareness & Prevention, speaks to pupils from many different backgrounds, be it socio-economic, religious, & international. Deana Puccio, Co-Founder, myself, & other presenters passionately pitch our presentations so they are inclusive of all students, regardless of sexuality, gender, religion, background. Our power point presentations […]

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Giving Up Social Media

LILY MCKENNA My name is Lily McKenna and I am 17 years old. I attend an independent school in North London. I gave up social media several months ago when I realised the negative sides of being on social media outweighed the positives. I did the infamous ‘social media cleanse’, but rather than returning a week […]

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No Matter What Size You Are

VENAYA BINWANI  Body image. They are such simple words with one universal definition, yet you wouldn’t come across two people with the same story to tell. Our own perception of how we look and how this makes us feel is usually not a topic that is spoken about, whether it’s because we haven’t got anyone […]

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A Generational Epidemic

ELLA CONLON-MURPHY When you feel insecure about every corner and crevice of your body, who do you turn to? Does anyone hold a satisfactory answer to the problem when in reality, even the most seemingly body ‘confident’ person has probably struggled with body image issues at some point. Our body is home to who we […]

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My Experience With The Rap Project

PAREENA GUPTA Growing up in the 21st Century, in a stereotypically Indian society, has taught me one thing: having the talk with your family members can be hard. Whether the talk you are having is about rape, sexual assault, social media, drugs, porn and/or the problem body image, one thing is for sure, it’s time we […]

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Spite Your Face

PHOEBE MCINDOE Rachel Maclean’s animated installation Spite Your Face shows at the Zabludowicz Collection in Kentish Town. The 37 minute film takes us on a visceral, uncomfortable journey inside Pic’s world (Pic is a blue-skinned, post-Brexit response to Gepettos’ Pinocchio). We are plunged into a familiar yet bleakly dystopian world filled with grotesque, disturbing characters. In […]

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