How to be Bullied

Until I turned 14 my life was pretty textbook. I was the 2nd of three kids with an older sister and younger brother, a Mam and a Dad a dog and a cat. Everything was fine. Somewhere between 1st and 2nd year everything imploded and the ground was pulled out from beneath me. Within a

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Paralegend: Hayley Fitzsimons

  Hayley Fitzsimons may have shorter legs than you or I, but she’s well able to kick the world up the arse with them. Those legs have taken Hayley to America, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Dubai, Qatar and the UK. In her first year major competition in the Czech Republic in  2012, she took home gold in the

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Guest Post: I’m a Big Girl, and I’m Fine with That.

Clodagh wrote this post for us about making peace with how she looks… For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the way I am. Seems like a pretty vague statement. But it’s true… what is that way? FAT. F. A. T. Fat… I’ve heard every joke I can think of from bullies, all my life. I’ve

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Guest Blog: On Insecurities

In two days Rachel will turn 18, and leave her childhood behind her. As she looks back on her teenage years, she thinks about the insecurities she struggled with and wrote this beautiful essay for us: I can still remember the moment it happened. The moment insecurities became a feature in my life. I had

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When your Panic Attacks have No Chill :(

Alannah suffers from panic attacks. 18 months ago her Dad left and her family went through a very stressful time. As a result she sometimes has a couple of attacks in one week. We asked her to tell us what that feels like and this is what she told us… In the past 12 months

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