Coping From Noose to Ring – My Journey from Death to Love

From Noose to Ring – My Journey from Death to Love

Death haunts all our lives. It is the pervasive truth that stalks us through life: One day, we will die. There was a period where I wished that time to come sooner rather than later. As soon as the age of 14. In a period lasting close to five years, I decided to be cremated, …

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Life as a Gay Love Saved Me

Love Saved Me

The two strongest emotions a human can feel are love and fear. Fear is potent that it can affect every aspect of our lives. We can spend each day in perpetual fear and not even realise it. Fear makes us do callous, uncaring actions that hurt those around us and all because we are scared …

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Anxiety Family is Everything

Family is Everything

Family is strange. We each have one and in almost all media and modern stories spell the moral imperative of defending our family regardless of the opponent and yet the family is complicated. Family raises us and impacts us in ways that no one else can. People compare you to your parents or siblings and …

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LGBT The Tale Of The Gay Stoic

The Tale Of The Gay Stoic

I am gay. I am free. I am in love. The struggle was long, and the fight was hard, but freedom comes to us all in the end if we search for it. For me, it meant dealing with my sexuality, my identity, my anxiety and risk of suicide and my core belief in freedom …

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Sex The Misogyny of Sex

The Misogyny of Sex

Imagine a classroom, with red banners hanging over the windows and there are rows and rows of desks lined across the room. On one side sit the men and on the other sit the women, split 50/50 down the middle. At the front of the room, there is a desk and next to that a …

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Free Identity Remember Death – The Meaning Behind my Emblem

Remember Death – The Meaning Behind my Emblem

We each have symbols we use to define ourselves. Some of us use religious symbols such as a crucifix on a chain around your neck, or we wear clothing from our favourite sports teams to demonstrate our loyalty and allegiance. Not all of us even realise we are using those symbols to represent us. For …

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Friendship My Perfect Day

My Perfect Day

My perfect day is a simple day. It will be in the same room. The room I’ve dreamed about. With its minimalist grey walls, hard, oak stained wooden floors, fluffy grey rug covering a huge square space. There is a glass coffee table in the centre of the room surrounded by a huge L-shaped sofa …

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Friendship Friendship Is The Keystone To A Good Life

Friendship Is The Keystone To A Good Life

I care a lot about my friendships. Friendship is a central philosophy of my life. They are the most critical interactions in my life. However, when I say that, I’m thinking of the top 8 friends. Those eight people in my life who make it worth living. These people understand all the elements of me …

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Love My Letter of Apology To My Lover

My Letter of Apology To My Lover

To my dearest lover I love you. It may be an obvious thing to state after our time together, but it is true. I love you, and I wish to say sorry. I’m sorry for my previous mistakes of which there are many. I am amazed by your patience, your dedication and your love. Because …

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Free Mind Happy New Year – My Plan for 2018

Happy New Year – My Plan for 2018

In the closing days of 2016, I made a naive assumption that 2017 would be the best year of my life. Have you ever done a similar thing? Naturally, I was wrong. 2017 would be a mixed bag for most of the year until I reached November 2017. That is when the year took a …

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