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Kylie Barton

Writer, Youth Worker, Childfree, Politically Charged Bisexual, Inspiring Active Citizenship

I am a woman of many hats including research, social media, freelance journalism, copy-writing and PR, active citizenship, and Green Party activism. I am always looking for exciting new projects and initiatives to get my teeth sunk into. My particular areas of interest include LGBT issues, activism, education, youth, domestic abuse, employment, climate change, sustainability, and welfare. I have a diverse vocational history spanning everything from bar work to running a wedding dress shop, milking cows to PR, hardware to research. I am a determined, enthusiastic, and driven individual with a flair for writing, organisation, and research. I am determined to create positive change in everything I do, and this alone is responsible for carving my career path. For more info head to:

Why I Love Trump

Through his buffoonery he is arming a new generation of liberal minded, rational thinking, energy filled young people and pushing them towards the left
11/12/2017 16:58 GMT

Where Do You Get Your Energy From?

I am not talking about your utility provider, but your personal energy supply. If you are thinking along the lines of food, sleep, etc. this isn't what I mean either. I want to talk about the benefits of clean energy; inspiration and appreciation.
04/10/2017 11:10 BST

Three Categories Of Human

Philosophy is the topic <em>Sophie's World </em>tackles, and philosophy is basically asking the big questions. I answered her question by saying we are here to live the best life possible, to leave a positive imprint, and to ensure that we leave this world in a better way than we found it.
13/09/2017 16:52 BST

Darkest In The Sun

Mental health is a peculiar beast. More often than not, you, or someone close to you, will be suffering or will have suffered from depression and/or anxiety at some point in their lives. The funny thing is that when the sun is shining its brightest, can be when you feel at your darkest.
23/08/2017 14:40 BST

GE2017 - The Heart Vs The Head

Tactical voting is a tricky little thing at the best of times, but with this snap election, it has provided the savvy voter with an even worse quandary.
15/05/2017 12:01 BST

All Made Up

Young people wearing make-up has always been a topic of debate, but when one of the young carers I work with wrote a song about how it affects her for one of our choir sessions, I felt inspired to write about the issue.
27/02/2017 13:44 GMT

Calling All Bi Women - Give Up Men!

Now we all know that sexuality is a beautiful and colourful continuum, and that the 'B' is often the forgotten letter of 'LGBT' alongside the Q, the P, the I, and the A. Because of bierasure, bi men and women everywhere are probably leading a closeted heterosexual existence - how do I know this? Because I was one of them.
11/01/2017 16:22 GMT

RIP To Celebrity Pedestalling

68 celebrities died in 2016. Over 56 million people died in total. So, the RIP posts spamming our Facebook walls are for 0.00012% of the people who actually passed in 2016. Wouldn't it be better if we put all our 'mourning' energy into use, to combat some of the ills that contribute to the deaths of millions?
02/01/2017 17:36 GMT

What Is Sustainability?

As The buzzword of the moment, one has to ask oneself what is the true meaning of sustainability? In a nutshell, it is a systemic shift in culture towards the triple bottom line; that is, putting planet and people on a level playing field with profit when it comes to innovation.
21/10/2016 12:25 BST

Truths Of The Newly Single

I find that when writing a dating profile, you tend to leave out key facts which may make you seem less desirable. This is wrong, the person you should be with should find every part of you desirable. So I am going to go rogue, and lay all my cards on the table (in no particular order).
08/09/2016 11:12 BST

Transforming From An Extrovert To An Introvert

Moving from an extrovert to an introvert has to be the toughest thing, as people assume there is something wrong with you. "Are they ok " they ask you umpteen times throughout the night.
30/08/2016 11:56 BST

7 Videos Guaranteed to Make You Hate the World

Why would you want to watch videos that make you angry? Well because as humans we have a nasty little habit of enjoying the sensation of hate, anger, injustice - we love a good old fist shake and finger point. We love the blame game, and most of all we love to feel like we can't affect change.
01/08/2016 15:17 BST

Five Reasons I Will Not Reproduce

I have chosen not to have children. My choices and my reasons are my own - I respect others; society please respect mine. If I do wake up one day and have that urge, I will choose to adopt and give an existing life a life they deserve.
07/06/2016 16:52 BST

Eight Ways Single People Get F*cked

Society is structured for those who cohabit. These beings can blissfully skip through the grey landscape looking down their raised noses at those who walk alone. Like the token awkward third wheel to society, the singleton is shamed, shunned, and at a significant disadvantage when it comes to most things.
04/05/2016 17:48 BST