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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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Who is your superhero?

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  • Who is your superhero?

    Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to re-post this post by *BananaMonkey*! I somehow managed to delete it along with a bunch of spam!

    Originally posted by *BananaMonkey*
    So as it was world mental health day on Wednesday 10th October, here at TheMix we wanted to create a thread where you could share who your superhero is, this could be anybody in your life who you feel gives you strength?

    For me, it's my mum and my Nanna (Who sadly passed away) Both these ladies have had hard lives and have gone through some very horrible stuff, but my Nanna was always so brave and happy and my mum has battled a lot, and she has overcome a lot, and shows lots of strength, so both these ladies give me the most strength.

    Really looking forward to reading your responses..

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    Oh, nice one Aife! 😂

    My nannan definately, but can't remember what else I wrote
    Tough times never last, but tough people do


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      My superheroes are probably my friends I met in hospital, we met at the worst times in our lives but still managed to support each other, it's almost 3 years since i first met some of them and were still great friends, they're really the only people i can speak to who understand completely. I've been lucky enough to watch them grow and fight their battles, they help inspire me to recover, and have helped me through every step. Sadly 2 of them lost the fight, but they've made the rest of us more determined to recover, for them.

      also, my main mini superhero is my nephew! No matter how I'm feeling he always manages to put a smile on my face! He's only 5 but already he's gone through a lot, and I can see it's just made him stronger.
      'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


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        Hi everyone!

        ​Lovely to hear all your experiences and positive relationships with people.

        I definitely would have to agree with *BananaMonkey* ​and say that my Mum is my superhero! I think a lot of Mum's are like superheroes. Firstly, I think you do need some sort of superpower to actually bring us into the world, then look after us as babies and as an adult now, mine never seems to stop giving and taking care of things.
        ​She's an expert multi-tasker and doesn't know when to stop.

        I'm very, very lucky to have her but how do you get a Superhero to take a break everyone?

        ​Because their capes, superhero costumes, jet packs and powers need rest and recharging!

        Any tips on slowing down someone who needs a break and needs US to be the superheroes once in a while?



        • #5
          My hero is Cecilia Mcgough from Students with schizophrenia.


          • #6
            My Nan is my superhero, an advocate of a positive and happy life & an absolute joy to be around
            Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend


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