Category : Blogs

ED Awareness: Rethinking Recovery

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There is no recipe for eating disorder recovery. Recovery is, for a lot of reasons, the most ambiguous stage of an eating disorder. People will assume that normalcy has resumed, and maybe even doubt that there was ever a problem in the first place. The new normalcy is, in fact, … Read More

10 Small Things to Save Your Life

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World Mental Health awareness day. It’s time to focus on you. You are the priority. However your morning, week, or month has gone, disregard it. Today is a day for you to focus on your mental health, whether you feel pretty good, or you’re falling into the abyss. I present … Read More

World Mental Health Day: You Are Not Alone

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You’re just a worrier. You’re only sad. You just don’t have an appetite. They’re just harmless mood swings. Right? Maybe not. For too long people have been afraid of two little words: Mental Health. We don’t understand it and therefore, it is often ignored. A stigma has been attached so … Read More

Making Hyde Park A Home

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The past couple of weeks I’ve read some great articles about making halls homely and about adapting to Uni accommodation. What I haven’t seen much of however, is advice for second years who are, for the first time, having to brave the joys of Hyde Park 24 hours a day, … Read More

Oscar Micheaux: The World’s First Black Filmmaker

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As you all know, this month is Black History Month. So I thought I would take this opportunity to explore the story of Oscar Micheaux, one of the first ever black filmmakers. As a huge film lover myself, I wanted to celebrate Micheaux’s bravery and dedication to storytelling. A man … Read More

Oktoberfest

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From the 11th-13th October 2018, Leeds is hosting its very own ‘Oktoberfest’ celebration at the South Bank Depot, in homage to the traditional folk festival originating in Munich. In Bavaria, the festival itself has a long and remarkable history of over two hundred years, though in more recent times it … Read More

Post Holiday Blues?

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You’re back to uni, back at work, back to life at home. Despite having had a summer of action-packed backpacking or a relaxing a beach holiday, it’s easy to feel somewhat sad once you get back into your daily routine. It almost feels like you want to go on your … Read More

Black History Month – An Excuse for Whitewashing??

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Every year October comes around and newspapers, academia and every other website starts declaring how important black history is and how diverse they are. Black history and diversity in academia are of course undeniably important topics, but does allocating Black history its own specific month merely excuse the fact that … Read More

Polls, Pigment and Pitas

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Black History Month belongs to every Other. The open dialogue shared alongside discussions of the struggles of Black peoples allows for the recognition of both past and present problems that we of the Black/ Mixed/Other/not-a-white-person identities have faced and continue to face. However, as a member of the incredibly vague … Read More

Dread, Beat and Dub: The Art of Linton Kwesi Johnson

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Jodie Yates could write a book about Linton Kwesi Johnson, the Black British poet renowned for his pioneering form of dub-poetry. But you can check out the abridged version of his life in this week‘s blog. For me, Black History Month brings with it many names, faces and stories that … Read More