#Survivor

Shaking The Shackles Of Abuse

Anneli Roberts | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK
Anneli Roberts

Being in an abusive relationship is like being outside and alone in a hurricane. The insults, criticism and threats weather you over time. Your worst fears and memories used against you, leaving you feeling raw and exposed. You're exhausted from all the fighting and chaos, but you just have to keep dodging obstacles.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - A Risk We Take With Pills

Anushka Fernando-Goonetilleke | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anushka Fernando-Goonetilleke

Dinushka, who I met in 1991 in first grade is one of my oldest friends and is blessed with good looks and beautiful hair and to imagine that she was battling such a dreadful medical condition where her appearance was severely effected was terrifying to think about.

Domestic Abuse: Learning To Love And Trust Again

Jennifer Gilmour | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Jennifer Gilmour

Moving forward is hard and sometimes the abuse will come back in dreams, flashbacks, conversations or in other ways. I find that sometimes it feels like I am in a mental fight not to assume my husband is similar to the person who abused me. Years on and the moments have become less and I am able to shake it off but this has taken patience and has at times been mentally quite tough.

Ebola Isn't Over Yet: How Pauline Cafferkey's Return To The Country Reminds Us That The Virus Still Haunts Sierra Leone

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

For many thousands of people, Ebola isn't over. It was a trigger that has sparked so many other issues - homelessness, unemployment, poverty - that will be felt in Sierra Leone for years to come unless its people receive ongoing support to get back on their feet. Without help to rebuild their businesses and get their children back into schools, many more people to come will fall victim to the Ebola crisis.

How Raw Is 'Too Raw'?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I know that triggers are complex, unpredictable and create unique reactions. As a psychologist, I get that. What I don't get is how an honest and real talk featuring a few clips can be 'too raw' when it comes to the ugly field of Domestic Abuse.

How Breastfeeding Cleansed Me

Ella Davis | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ella Davis

That might sound strange to you, but for many, many years I considered my breasts to be dirty. Not literally - I am quite a regular showerer thank you - but that's how they made me feel. If I was someone where I felt uncomfortable, walking through a quiet park alone at dusk, or down a quiet street after dark, it was my breasts I focused on.

A New Lease of Life for Acid Attack Survivors in India

Lucy Wilson | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

When Anshu was 16, she had acid thrown in her face. Kapil Sharma, 55, was a fellow villager from Bijnor, in India's Uttar Pradesh state when he attack...

Why Do the Media Ignore Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse?

Tom Leavesley | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
Tom Leavesley

We need more male survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come forward and we need the media to report their stories. Boys and young men need role models too, so it is time to ask the question, why do the media ignore male survivors?

Stand Up, Speak Out, Be Safe

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I am proud to be a survivor, but it took me a long time to stop being ashamed of being a victim. I am the daughter of a welterweight boxing champion father and a formidable mother, I was raised to be confident, discerning and vigilant. Like so many others, I presumed DV was something that 'happens to other people'.

Woman Rescues Newborn Baby Buried Alive After Hearing Cry In Cemetery

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents

A newborn baby was rescued after spending up to eight days buried alive, when a passerby heard his cries. Lu Fenglian was collecting herbs near a c...

Learn to Live Like a Wildling

Frontier | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Frontier

Did you use to dream of drinking a poison that could turn you into an animal? Or maybe you still wish you could become a lion, a sharp-toothed wolf or a kingly hawk? Well, the bad news is that there is no magical formula that can turn humans into animals, but do you even have to?

Making Space for the Meaning in Madness

Dr Jay Watts | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jay Watts

Understanding Psychosis destabilises such hope-crushing ideas that schizophrenia is a brain disease. How? Firstly, the report takes seriously the main biological theories, weighing up the evidence base before concluding that there is no proven biological abnormality associated with schizophrenia.

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies #3 - I Can't Cope

Leanne Davis | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

Last week I had 7 days of flat drama dealing with a broken boiler, leaking radiators, my windows very much proving their age and a my lounge ceiling collapsing wildly onto my wooden floor at 2am as a result of some dodgy plumbing in the flat above. Oh and the lovely sofa I had excitedly waited 8 weeks for finally arrived - and then had to be sent back as it wouldn't fit through the door!

Singer Of 'Baywatch' Theme Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

The lead singer of Survivor, Jimi Jamison, has died at the age of 63. He was best known for providing the vocals to the 'Baywatch' theme song, alth...

2013: The Year of the Survivor

Louise Hulland | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Hulland

But in order to not look back at 2013 as a year of tragedy, loss and bad news, I'm trying my hardest to focus on the fighting spirit it has caused so many of us to employ.

Survivor Stigma

Caroline Murphy | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Murphy

Experiences of sexual violence are many and varied, so rather than speaking 'for' survivors, I speak as one. I share my experience in the hope that some of the stigma will be broken down & that others might feel safe sharing their stories too.

The Biggest Threat to Society - The Clitoris

Leyla Hussein | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK
Leyla Hussein

So why, despite all the talk and the years of work, is FGM being ignored by the UK government? Why is it not discussed in the same way any other form of child abuse is? After 11 years I have come to this conclusion: We, the British, refuse to engage in conversation on race, sex and gender; our inherent conservatism gets in the way of having an honest discussion on this subject. Because FGM only affects women and girls, it's practiced to control female sexuality and primarily affects black children, it's not to be discussed.

Reality TV Contestant Dies On First Day Of Filming

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

A reality TV contestant has died of a heart attack on a tropical Cambodian Island. Gerald Babin, 25, was taking part in the French version of 'Surv...