I dream of a day when victories for the LGBT Community can be achieved in our own Parliament, through democratic principles and mechanisms rather than having to constantly turn to the courts. It's a victory for justice and equality today, but the fact that we had to go to court at all leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
Applying for jobs is my full time job. It has been almost a year since I last had a paid job and in my darkest days, it sometimes feels like I am never going to get out of that cycle. I recently took part in a project called BBC Generation 2015 and talked about how it felt like I didn't have a future...
I believe that this election has, in many ways, become a case of politicians scrambling for approval with YouTube videos and stunts. At the beginning of the election coverage, I was excited. I'm a Politics student - and unhappy with the Conservative government - so I was hoping for interesting debate, strong campaigning, and maybe a little bit of grumbling.
We know that the Conservatives would make further cuts to the justice system were they given a second term. Labour and the Lib Dems have made no pledges on the topic. The Greens remain the only party to have explicitly mentioned reversing these cuts. With all this in mind, how important do you consider justice in this election?
vWhat I'm trying to say is that some of the toughest times I can remember don't necessarily come hand-in-hand with negative memories. I also recall the amazing nurses that cared for me when I was in pot from toe to crotch, and getting excited about how much space there was to sign both my legs with permanent marker pen! The NHS were successful in making a big medical journey as fun and friendly as they possibly could, and I will always be grateful for that.
We simply want a government that acts as serious about the environment as many of my generation, and which realises that it's not a bad thing to research new energy technologies, research their cardboards, and aim at the long-term goals for once.
So, since EMA was snatched away a couple of years ago, how many young people like me have fallen through the cracks? If I was born a few years later, I reckon I'd still be on Job Seekers with a couple of GCSEs and no ambition.
We need to protect and respect our immigrants and minority group instead of attacking them and alienating them all the time. I'm not suggesting we open our doors to everyone in the world. Controlling immigrations is important but it's about how we control it.
With little logic to Northern Ireland's exclusion in the leader's debates, as a young Northern Irish voter this was somewhat concerning given that it is Northern Irish representatives who are waving the flag for me in our British Government.
Anyone who's ever spoken to me for more than about five minutes will know that I'm a serial volunteer. I contracted the volunteering bug sometime around my 14th birthday and ever since, have lived and breathed volunteering...