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‘Your worth cannot be measured in pounds, inches or size labels’ – @FuzzyPeachGirl explores the true cost of body shaming

You may have seen that, earlier this week, broadcaster and actor Jameela Jamil publicly called out multi-national cosmetics brand Avon for a manipulative advert targeted at women. The company soon apologised and withdrew the ad, saying they had ‘missed the mark’. Of course, as with all of these things, I can’t help but suspect this […]

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‘At my very lowest I had somehow found myself many miles from my own land’ – how Outlander helped Holly’s recovery

A post from one of our very first ever Community Correspondents, Holly McCormack. This piece was originally published on Holly’s own blog in December 2018. I’d fallen into an unknown world and sitting in a room very much at the wrong end of the country. I couldn’t be more Scottish yet I found myself out […]

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“You’re not being unambitious. You’re doing what you’re meant to do in winter – staying warm, taking stock, resting” – why January is a joy for @verbisan

A guest post by Lynn Blair, a Glasgow-based lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. You can follow her on Twitter @verbisan and Instagram @verbisanpix. At about 3am, once everyone else has gone to bed, when the bubbles have […]

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“It’s not just the money I’ve lost, it’s the little extras that came with enhanced PIP” – Robert’s story

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry, as part of our money and wellbeing theme. In a last bid attempt at having my PIP benefits returned to the enhanced rate at an upper tribunal, I tried to argue that losing £3000 per year lowered a standard of living that I had become accustomed to. […]

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Free meals in and around Glasgow for Christmas 2018

Thanks to Glasgow Council on Alcohol for this valuable list of organisations in and around Glasgow who will be providing free meals on Christmas Day 2018 for those who are homeless or in need. Full details below: Deaf Connections 2.00-6.30pm 100 Norfolk Street, G5 9EJ 0141 420 1759 Social Bite (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) […]

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