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Life After Suffering In Silence

by GEM Magazine / Oct 11, 2017 / Comments

I have always been a person who gives deep thought to everything; over analysing every situation, scared of what others might think. I have never been loud or wanted to be centre of attention, in all honesty I’m the complete opposite. People who know me well will say that I’m reserved, shy and suffer from lack of self-confidence.

Living With Anorexia

by GEM Magazine / Oct 26, 2016 / Comments

I reached the point where scarlet wrists failed to desensitize and nights of crying didn’t do anything to eradicate the pain I felt towards my body, so I stopped eating.

Slut Shaming and Absolute Lads

by GEM Magazine / Oct 20, 2016 / Comments

There’s a double standard in today’s generation that we’re all aware of, yet re-enforce every day. We come across it in school, work or on social media daily. The only way to stop this is to think before we speak.

Tinder - One Night Stands To Real Relationships

by GEM Magazine / Sep 08, 2016 / Comments

It’s normal to have a one-night-stand. It’s normal to be tempted. It’s normal to be attracted to someone else. But is it time to get off Tinder, and start enjoying real human connection?

Suicide - Losing A Loved One

by GEM Magazine / Jan 10, 2016 / Comments

"When you're in that state of mind, you don't think about other people. Questions like; 'who will look after my kids?' or 'how will my Mom react?' don't even come into your head. All you want is for the pain and hurt to be gone.”

My Life On Self Destruct

by GEM Magazine / Jan 02, 2016 / Comments

It finally got to the point where I had to be put on suicide watch for three days at home with my Mom. It was the last thing she needed but I was a mess, I didn't know what to do.

Maddy Coxford - Dating Detective*

by GEM Magazine / Nov 12, 2015 / Comments

From Tinder, to Plenty of Fish and all sites alike — what I can tell you is; all is not as it seems. It hasn’t exactly been easy and it definitely hasn’t been successful. It has, however, been funny.

Liam Ryan - Staring Death In The Face

by GEM Magazine / Sep 29, 2015 / Comments

My knew fight would only be as strong as its weakest link. I couldn’t afford to have a chink in my armour. If I did, my cancer would find it and devour my resistance through it. I needed to be not afraid to die.

Respect Me and My Wheelchair

by GEM Magazine / Sep 24, 2015 / Comments

I'd like everyone to think about wheelchairs in the following way - Just as your legs are a physical part of you, my wheelchair is a physical part of me.

Do You Have Boundaries?

by GEM Magazine / Sep 10, 2015 / Comments

To truly taste from unity, we must learn where we end and the other begins. Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries. Don't leave home without them.