Nothing Compares 2 Sarah Walk

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The singer songwriter talks to DIVA about her second album and reimagining a track made famous by Sinéad O’Connor BY NADIA DAVIES Released three years after her debut album Little Black Book, Another Me is the second album from Minneapolis-born singer-songwriter Sarah Walk.  Raw and refreshingly honest, the album explores themes of vulnerability and toxic [….]

This TEDx video about overcoming depression might be the most important thing you watch today

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“Remember that somewhere, a flower is breaking out of concrete and you will too” BY CARRIE LYELL I first met poet, writer and illustrator Bethany Rose in 2014, when I profiled her in a feature about the finest spoken word artists on the UK scene.  She inspired me as we spoke, on a chilly Hampstead [….]

New research reveals young lesbians are struggling more than ever right now

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Charity Just Like Us finds that lesbians are more likely to be lonely on a daily basis in lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK The latest research from LGBTQI young people’s charity, Just Like Us, has revealed that lesbians are more likely than other identities under the LGBTQI umbrella to report feelings of loneliness, [….]

Feel Good Club are providing coffee, food and support to Manchester locals throughout lockdown

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Run by wife-and-wife duo Kiera and Aimie, Feel Good Club is a coffee shop with a difference  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Manchester’s Wellbeing focussed café, Feel Good Club, opened their doors just before the tier three lockdown began in the city, and have continued to provide takeaway coffee, food, and support in what is one of [….]

VIEWS: Coming out to your therapist

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“Will they try to make some deep, Freudian connection between my desire for women and my deep, paralysing fear of flying?”  I laugh awkwardly and start babbling. “Oh, well, you know, I’m just a huge supporter of LGBT rights. I believe the human experience is so vast, and…” Lies. I am so gay.  Typically, I take [….]

HEALTH: Holler It is a brand new wellbeing platform, available 24/7

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The platform has launched to offer support for those struggling to cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Holler It is a brand new wellbeing service for businesses to support customers and employees facing mental and emotional health issues. Launched by Lily Gupta, it comes after the World Health Organisation [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]