Tired of Fighting
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Tired of Fighting

*Trigger warning: discussion of rape and sexual trauma* After telling the story of what happened, I’m faced with the reaction “you were raped.” It makes me feel sick and my body freezes still each time I hear this. I can write the words I was raped, and then maybe it could be one of the … Continue reading

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: ‘I didn’t think I was thin enough to ask for help’
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Eating Disorders Awareness Week: ‘I didn’t think I was thin enough to ask for help’

*Warning: This post may be triggering to those with or recovering from eating disorders* This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. I’ve been writing regularly for about three years now, and I have written about deeply personal aspects of my live before, but I have never written about my experiences with an eating disorder. I’m … Continue reading

Father of Ched Evans’ Victim Pleads with Footballer to Stop the ‘Innocence Campaign’ Which is ‘Destroying Her Life’
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Father of Ched Evans’ Victim Pleads with Footballer to Stop the ‘Innocence Campaign’ Which is ‘Destroying Her Life’

“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.” – Freya Adler The father of the woman who was raped by Ched Evans has called on the former Sheffield United player to end his ‘innocence campaign’, which he feels will destroy his daughter. In a statement to the Mail on Sunday, he … Continue reading