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Ben Wardle

Philosophy Student & LGBT Ambassador

17 year old Student from Cheshire, UK

How Can We Stop Teenagers Turning Into Terrorists?

In today's world, we have so many resources available to help us understand human psychology. We can use brain scanning techniques, counselling skills and complete detailed research into people's backgrounds in order to understand what creates a terrorist.
20/08/2017 21:05 BST

Division Is Dangerous: Why We Have No Option But To Unite

A failure to act against the dangerous division, tension and prejudice growing in our society would be a catastrophic mistake. It is a mistake that our grandchildren would never forgive us for. And so we now have no option except work together - as one - to create the loving world in which we all deserve to live.
23/06/2017 12:10 BST

Why Prince Harry Is Right - Openness Is The Key To Happiness

We need to see a transformation in our culture to ensure that seeking counselling, going through a difficult time or dealing with mental illness is not surrounded by secrecy and shame. Prince Harry has taken an extraordinarily positive and powerful first step in fighting the stigma around mental health, showing that openness is a strength and not a weakness.
18/04/2017 12:27 BST

Part Two: Why There Is Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Being Gay

Yet if I was to finally tackle the issue of my sexuality - and then find freedom and happiness as a result - I knew I simply had to tackle the issue head on, and this meant first of all confronting my fear of the word 'gay' once and for all.
05/09/2016 15:00 BST

Part One: How I Found The Strength To Finally Accept My Sexuality

For so many years, my life has been a restless struggle for acceptance. Bullying, mocking, gossiping and rejection have all been major parts of my life, alongside excessive worry and fear that these four things could be about to happen at any given time.
01/09/2016 09:03 BST