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New Boards Software Vanilla Q&A Chat

On Saturday 17th Feb from 11-12pm, we'll be running a Vanilla Q&A chat where you can come along and ask any questions about the exciting move to the new boards software Vanilla.

For more information about this chat (click here).
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Expert chat: Enthusiastic Consent & Conditional Consent (Wed 21st February)

Hey everyone!

On Wednesday 21st Feb at 6.30pm, Sarah our expert, will be running an expert chat about Enthusiastic Consent and Conditional Consent.

Sarah is the co-founder of Scarlet Ladies, a community of women with the aim to destigmatise and normalise the conversation around female sexuality.

Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after experiencing a number of traumas, including rape, Sarah is reclaiming her body by engaging in bodybuilding and powerlifting. Taking back control of her sexuality, she is currently remaining abstinent. Working and campaigning with other women for the sexual empowerment of women has been an integral part of her healing journey.

Come along and join us! Find out more here
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Vanilla features: have your say

As we move to our new boards software, Vanilla, we'll have a few new features at our disposal. We're keen to hear what you all think about them, so head here to have your say over how we'll use (or not use) some of the new features. Fill out the form before Wednesday the 21st to tell us your thoughts and have the option of joining our testing team!
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The Great Boards Migration

Great news! We're moving to new discussion boards software. Head here for the full announcement.
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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you don’t already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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Weekly Challenge #21

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  • Weekly Challenge #21

    Hey guys!

    You voted for the positive advice challenge this week so here it is:

    Give us the best piece of positive advice that you've heard/can think of (anything from a phrase to a movie quote and everything in between )

    Also, be sure to vote for next weeks challenge!

    Thanks everybody
    Countdown challenge (find letters throughout the boards and make a word)
    Celebrity Lookalike Challenge (Find two celebrities that look like each other)

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by vidhya; 09-10-2017, 03:44 PM.

  • #2
    Not sure if this counts but mine would probably be what my coach tells me which is:

    Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.
    Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations


    • #3
      Esme17 I love that!! It's great that your coach is telling you to never get discouraged, reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "failure is not falling down, failure is refusing to get back up"


      • #4
        “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”


        • #5
          Jellyelephant that's amazing! That's so true, fear can stop us from doing amazing things! Actually your quote reminds me of the movie "We're the Millers," the dad in the movie tells the son to just count to three and then do what he normally would have been scared to do, and it actually works for him! Hahah you're quote really reminded me of that movie!!


          • #6
            There is No elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. - this also is the same about life and recovery.
            I am human, I fight through the pain to allow the ones I love to continue to live a fulfilling life.


            • #7
              I love Forest Gump!! So my film quote would be:
              "Life is like a box of chocolate"
              I never got what this actually meant, but I guess it makes sense.


              If you take all the good stuff out, it becomes empty
              Tough times never last, but tough people do


              • #8
                'Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light'
                Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend


                • #9
                  Aidan wow! I've never thought about that quote that way! I love Forrest Gump too, I always thought "Life is like a box of chocolates" meant everybody's life is so different, you never know what life is going to throw at you next! But I love your interpretation more!! It's so true, if you take out all the things in your life that make you happy, it becomes empty. Thanks for sharing!!


                  • #10
                    I love reading your quotes guys!! Keep them coming!


                    • #11
                      Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure and loss only act as motivation.


                      • #12
                        'Life is waiting for you. You might be stuck here for a while, but the world isn't going anywhere. Hang on in there if you can. Life is always worth it'
                        'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


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