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Guest Post: Is Having Anorexia Glamorous?

Words By: Hope Virgo Follow the Battling Suicide Tour and help us make a difference on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter !  Hope Virgo is the Author of Stand Tall Little Girl and a leading advocate for people with eating disorders. Described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital as “sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact”.  Hope helps employers including …

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Hannah’s Story: It Takes a Country to Raise a Nation.

Follow the Battling Suicide Tour and help us make a difference on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter !  Time chides when you’re living in a slum, and Hannah’s upbringing has been a slow one. She is telling me her story in a city in the middle of England. It’s been hot for weeks. The grass on the side of the roads …

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Art Football and Connection: The Football Tournament in Russia You Don’t Know About

There’s a man dressed in lilac, dolled up in violet, under a plastic purple tree, shuffling along the grey concrete of Moscow. He is a shaded tulip among the dead stone apartments that crawl, grey-legged, into the Russian sky. Even the rotting metal balconies can’t take my eyes off him as he grimaces, dragging a …

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Running up a Snowy Hill: A long-winded analogy about a feeling that might be called anxiety or worry or something

I woke up this morning feeling as low as I have for a long time. Twisted up on some knot I couldn’t find. The feeling made no sense. My bed was nice. The hotel had free chocolate. The night before had been brilliant. In fact, I had a million reasons to feel good. The free chocolate was …

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