I am the blog writer for Revealed Projects, an organisation working with young people across North Somerset. Here are a few of my posts:
TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONSENT
‘When you’re in an intimate relationship with someone, it’s important to know what is okay with the other person and what isn’t. Consent helps you – and your partner – to understand what you both want, what you’re happy to do, and what you’re not happy to do. It eliminates unclear boundaries, which will help to protect both you and the other person.
Here are a few things you need to know about consent:
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE? (AND OTHER QUESTIONS)
‘What comes to mind when we think of love? We might think of our hearts racing when we see someone. Our stomach flipping when they smile at us. We might think of wanting to be with that person all the time, of missing them when they’re not around. We might think of friendship, fun, and laughter. After a while, when you are in a truly loving and healthy relationship, those exciting, first-dating feelings will eventually mellow and mature into something strong and unique and special.
Ultimately, though, I think there are other questions we need to ask about love.’
SOMETIMES IT’S OKAY TO WALK AWAY
Some days, I’d go to school with a smile on my face, excited to see my friends, some of my favourite people in the world.
Other days …
Other days were different.