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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 donít 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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A poem about starting to move forward.

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  • A poem about starting to move forward.

    I sit here typing trying to find the right words,
    The words to describe what itís been like all those years,
    But as my fingers hit the keys,
    I find that my mind just wonders free.

    Everything that happened has gone and been,
    Theres no point looking and trying to intervene,
    All the pain, the fear, the guilt, the need.
    All the stuff that you can not see,
    Is sealed within and wonít get free,

    For now itís time to believe,
    To stop the flee,
    And see
    That the future can be anything you want it to be.

    (A poem about moving forward. Am not sure if I've let go yet or if I've forgiven the abuse from my mother or the bullies from school, but I think am starting to be ok a little and it's ok because it's just a little, I don't need to be all ok just yet or let go of it all)

  • #2
    This is a lovely poem Distraction

    Thank you for sharing.


    • #3
      This is such a lovely poem Distraction you write so well


      • #4
        I wrote a poem once. Not about me, it was about a girl I knew. About her real scars and her hidden ones, and about how she only ever broke people's hearts because she never knew what it was like to have an unbroken one. She killed herself soon after. She never read the poem, I don't know where it is so I can't share it, sorry.

        Anyway, yours was very nice
        Tough times never last, but tough people do


        • #5
          Thank you a lot, didn't think anyone would comment on it ,

          that's really sad Aidan and am really sorry to hear that, what was she like? Sounds like you really cared about her, sending hugs


          • #6

            She was kind, funny, a but wierd but in a good way, we weren't together or anything but it's a lot harder now that she's gone
            Tough times never last, but tough people do


            • #7
              Weird is the best way to be, she really sounds great, aye, losing someone close to you, however u know them, is brutal, it always is, thinking of you


              • #8
                Yeah I know, I think I'm finally getting over it. Well, accepting it anyway.

                Tough times never last, but tough people do


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