I encourage British medias to turn the spotlight towards us Asians to empowers us and slowly erode away the 'invisible wall of race'.
This is not a mystery of a manic pixie dream girl and her story is not meant to be romanticised - this is a story of an imperfect 17-year-old who takes her own life after a series of terrible things happen to her. Her death is violent and bloody and scary to watch, and seeing how it affects those around her is no less haunting. The show is profound and thought-provoking, and it certainly made me consider my previous and future actions towards others.
Why yes, yes they do. However, there is a crucial difference, and it is one that is often overlooked. To make my point I'll choose an example of a very public situation, as opposed to a dingy club where the interaction isn't seen by anyone.
It should be a cause for celebration, for it is not every day that one is released from the tyranny of monthly mortgage payments. But I feel almost apologetic, guilty even. Now we are officially members of the generation of greedy baby boomers who gamed the property market and caused the housing crisis that has brought so much misery
Still people believe that child abuse or any formal of abuse doesn't happen within the school system whether private or public but the truth is that it does. I am one of many people that are silence by the school fearful of being sued if I mention the name of the school or that my case cannot be brought to court because to lack of collation evidence and the media unwilling to listen to survivors` stories and given them a voice.
Whilst there is some support for student parents out there not many recognise the complex needs of each individual family and how one differs from the next. We know that information provision for student parents is poor currently and that's why support for student parents is more than just better funding, it's complex and can change on a case by case basis. From accessing facilities, accommodation, flexible full time studying and robust maternity and paternity policies, we must work towards a fairer system for all student parents.
Child abuse - a social taboo, which many pretend does not exist. However, even scarier and deadly, when your own child keeps silent about it. What h...
Heading to one of the many festivals abroad this year? Great decision - you've got a choice of a lot of different festivals out there. From the fashionable festival of Coachella (California, U.S), to the biggest electric dance music festival that is Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium), to the bass vibes from Outlook Festival (Pula, Croatia), there's sure to be a line up perfect for you! Thinking about doing drugs though? Maybe you need to read this to see why that might not be the best idea...
The continual contribution and addition to London's culture, that living breathing creature that is constantly evolving, makes us who we are. The answer to the hatred and division we saw this week cannot possibly be more hate and division. Surely love and unity can be the only antidote. That, and a strong cup of tea.
As hard as it was, I still went to visit Mum's grave with flowers and it provided some comfort. Now, five years later, on Mother's Day I do the same. I still miss Mum every day but I want people facing their first Mother's Day after losing their mum to know you are not alone and there are things you can do to help cope with the overwhelming grief.
Yes, I know I shouldn't really be saying that but it's just when people die, I laugh now and it's not even funny. I know it's not funny, it's just that life feels like a joke.