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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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    So my dad's girlfriend keeps overdosing and when she has a temper she's quite violent. I have a little brother that's aged 11. We are both affected as well as my dad. Where should I go to seek help?

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    Hey Burrellieee welcome to the boards, it's great to have you here. I'm really sorry to hear about what's going on at home. This sounds like a really difficult and overwhelming situation to be in. You're incredibly brave for opening up about what's going on and looking for more information and support.

    There's some amazing support services out there that can help you so you're not alone. I've listed a few below:

    Childline - help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them by calling 0800 1111, by email or through their 1-2-1 counsellor chat.

    SupportLine - have a helpline that you can call on 01708 765200 for confidential emotional support about anything.

    If you ever feel like you, your brother or another person are in immediate danger, call 999.

    You mentioned that you and you're brother are affected by what's going on with your dad's girlfriend and he is too. Have you spoken to your dad or anyone else about what's going on?

    - Aife

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