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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.


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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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Job interview on Friday: SO Nervous cause of my last expeirnce of interviews

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  • Job interview on Friday: SO Nervous cause of my last expeirnce of interviews

    So i have a job interview on Fri 16th June at 1;30pm for a job in a nursery which I'm really nervous about.
    ​This is because when I had my job interview back in Oct 2015 time for my job in retail I fainted during the interview even after my teacher giving me some advice on how to deal with being nervous and how to be confident.
    ​anyone able to give me some advice to deal with these nerves
    ​thanks
    Last edited by Kathleen; 16-06-2017, 02:55 PM.

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    Aah, interviews are too scary for my liking as well.

    Something that really helps me is making sure I take the time I need to articulate myself and think about things. Don't feel you need to rush through it or come up with an answer to their questions that very second. If it helps, take a breath, take a drink, ask them to repeat the question, etc.

    Another thing is remember the interviewers are often nervous too. If you've never been on an interview panel that might sound really odd, but there's just as much pressure on them to exude confidence and professionalism as there is for you. You're there to get to know each other; it's a chance for you to decide whether you want to work for them as much as it is for them to decide if they want to employ you.

    Also, and I know this is really cliché, but be yourself. Your character and personality can sell you just as much if not more than your qualifications and knowledge, so don't be afraid to show it.

    It's okay to be nervous, of course. Your interviewers know the pressure of interviews and they'll take that in to account.

    Best of luck and let us know how it goes!

    Taking care of yourself takes care of more than just yourself.

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      Hey Laura. How did it go ? X
      "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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        Originally posted by Shaunie View Post
        Hey Laura. How did it go ? X
        Yeah, how did the interview go? Do ya think ya might get it?
        Tough times never last, but tough people do

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          Hi Shaunie. it went okay thanks, I was really nervous but somehow managed to get through it.
          ​Hi Aidan, think it went okay, I hope so but cant be sure

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