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Reigniting The Fire in my Kitchen_ How I Reclaimed my Love for Cooking as a Disabled Woman

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The choice was never between being a domestic goddess and a total exile from the kitchen. It was about going at my own pace, without fear.
BY HANNAH TURNER
The Spill - What Would Beyoncé Do_ How Bey Inspired Me To Wear Blonde Hair Extensions - An

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Seeing Beyoncé give the middle finger to the assumption Black women can't wear blonde hair was an awakening
BY MIDE OLABANJI
As Is_ Acting in an LGBTI Play with Fellow LGBTI Actors, I Found Trans Joy, Community and

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As a trans person, my recent experience of being in a play with a trans writer, director and mostly trans and non-binary cast had a profound impact on me - and proved once again why authentic representation in performing arts is so important
BY LEN LUKOWSKI

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On my birthday, I came across a letter I wrote to my younger self and was shocked by how harsh I was, solely focused on pleasing society and my family. Now I'm learning to be kinder to myself, and do what makes me happy
BY LYNDA NDUBUAKU
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This feeling is intangible and ineffable. But it's worth waiting for.
BY MICHELE THEIL
In a Relationship, I Just Want to Be Seen – And That’s Not Something You Can Teach or Rand

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The month of Ramadan is probably one of my most active ones of the year, since I’m more connected to myself
BY CHOUROUK GORRAB
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Facing yet another devastating diagnosis, I am now forced to make long term decisions I wish I didn’t have to make so soon
BY HANNAH TURNER
At 25, I’m considering freezing my eggs because of my endometriosis, but the odds are agai

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As I embark on a 45-day journey through Mexico, emotions are quite high, a mix of worry and excitement
BY CHOUROUK GORRAB
Self-Doubt, Safety and Liberation_ Travelling Solo as a Woman of Colour After a Two-Year H
My Imposter Syndrome Is Ruining My Mental Health, And I Wonder If I Will Ever Feel Good En

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Now in my thirties, I have finally realised that the only person I should try to impress is me
BY JENNIFER HAKIM
Language Holds Power. But Where Do I Go When I Can’t Find the Right Words to Express Mysel

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Is the speedy evolution of our vocabulary fully benefiting us, or will it discourage some of us from speaking up?
BY CHOUROUK GORRAB
About Letting Go of Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Learning to Love my Labia and Body Ha

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It took me years to break away from heteronormative norms and truly appreciate nature’s gift
BY SHEMS ROCHA
Swimming Helped Me Feel Valid in My Disabled Identity - The Spill - online publication by

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Everything I worry about clears away with the crystalline clarity, and I feel my pain recede, giving me respite in the healing waters
BY CATRIONA MORTON
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After a 16 months-hiatus, live music is back, and I’m finally putting the pieces of myself back together
BY MEGAN WRAY
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I've now started living as the creator of my own reality - and it's been an act of liberation
BY SOPHIE LAU
Just Like Me, My Friend Is Now a Victim of Stealthing - The Spill - publication by and for

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When my friend's bad date turned out to be sexual assault, I felt dizzy and nauseous - because I could relate.
BY MAHEVASH SHAIKH
On returning to “male” spaces when you’re no longer male - The Spill - online publication

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What happens when you go back to male-dominated gaming events when you don't look 'visibly queer'?
BY SAM MOORE
Rita Cheng D14 - The Good Asian by Michelle Fan - The Spill - Online publication by margin

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"It is only when you step back, stop looking at the wires one by one, microscopically, and take a macroscopic view of the whole cage, that you can see why the bird does not go anywhere." (Marilyn Frye)
BY MICHELLE FAN
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Coming out stories are as diverse as people
BY JENNIFER HAKIM

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There’s still so much we don’t know about menstruation that, as adults, we are still startled by what having our period really looks like - over and over again.
BY SHEMS ROCHA
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My Coming Out_ A Chat with Emma Flint -

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Happy Pride month everybody!
BY JENNIFER HAKIM
When My Toxic Ex Was Called Out, I Calle

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I used to think I had complete control over my body, until I met ‘him’: the ultimate Z list woke boy and friend of feminists, outed for toxic behaviour a year later
BY AMI VENRAR
My Period Ruined My Life and Worsened my

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I learned the pill is so much more than a contraceptive for disabled people like me
BY FRANCESCA HUGHES
My Coming Out_ A Chat with Jo Maenzanise

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"I worried about my safety because people are often driven to harm others simply because they cannot stand their existence."
BY JENNIFER HAKIM
How Distance Brought Me Closer to the Cu

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Living in America, the culture of Parsi Zoroastrians lives through me - and through the food I brought with me
BY RHEA DHANBHOORA
Relationship OCD - The Spill - Online pu

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For years I obsessed over my capacity for commitment and love, until I looked up my symptoms and found out the truth
BY ADRIANNA NINE
My Coming Out - Rachel Badham - The Spil

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“I’m incredibly proud that I came out despite having very low self-confidence."
BY JENNIFER HAKIM
Microdosing Psychedelics for Mental Heal

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 It is possible to change the story we tell ourselves
BY DA YOUNG LISA PARK
My Coming Out_ A Chat with Felix - The S

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“For me, transitioning was an act of self-love.”
BY JENNIFER HAKIM

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Reconnecting to natural roots leads the way to self love
BY MAXINE HARRISON
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You really don't need to look perfect on your first try.
BY SAM MOORE
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What does it mean to be a true European?
BY AISHANATASHA ADISASMITA
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Coming out stories are as diverse as people.

BY JENNIFER HAKIM
Invisible disabilities - The Thread maga

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Just because we look fine doesn't mean we are
BY LAVONNE ROBERTS
Covid life - Mental Health - The Spill -

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The only fresh start 2020 brought was towards the unknown.
BY NOEMIE HUREL