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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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Losing Job- 1 month and 2 weeks into the new job

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  • Losing Job- 1 month and 2 weeks into the new job

    So as you may know I got a new job on the 13th of July at a nursery. I felt that they took advantage of me as seen in one of my posts and I was trying to have the conversation to speak to them about my health which I didn't get round to.

    ​anyway on the 29th of August (first day back after being off for 10 days as on holiday) I got told to stay behind after work and it was because they wanted to terminate my employment due to the fact they didn't have enough staff to be able to train me considering there was me and 3 others that needed the training. anyway its made me feel upset and annoyed to have this happen to me after such a short time and it leads me without a job yet again!!!

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    Hey Laura,

    Really wanted to reply to you after seeing your thread. I am in this situation at the minute, in July I left my job in a nursery due to being threatened by the owner, it's a long story, but yeah. I then started a new job in another nursery and after 3 and a half weeks they terminated my employment, they said I wasn't fitting in with their team.

    I know how rubbish it all feels, so I wanted to let you know that if you want to talk we are here, you can PM me anytime if you want as well.

    Are you getting any support financially and also emotionally? I know how rubbish it is to be unemployed.

    It's important to remember this isnt you fault.

    Keep posting if you need too

    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow

    Think ability, not disability


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      Hey BananaMonkey. Thanks for the reply. Sorry to hear that you are in this situation as well and sorry to hear that the job u left in July was due to being threatened by the owner. Sorry to hear your employment in the other nursery got terminated as well.. Yeh it does feel rubbish not to have a job and thanks for saying I can talk to you if I need to, you can always PM me anytime as well if you need someone to talk to. I'm not getting any support financially at the moment. My auntie is helping me emotionally though. Yeh I know this isn't my fault but sometimes its hard not to think this!


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        You may be entitled to help finacially it may be worth going to your local job centre or contacting citizins advice maybe.

        I fully know what you mean about thinking its your fault. But it honestly isnt.

        Its great you have support from your auntie. I went to my dr yesterday cos its affected me really bad and like my depression is so bad like some days I dont even want to get out of bed. But she said its important to have a routine and be around positive people. Are you keeping a routine? I know its hard. But you will get there. We both will.
        Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow

        Think ability, not disability


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          Thanks for the information about finances Ill look into it! Yeah I feel it's my fault but I know it isn't. Yeah my auntie has been so supportive over this week since I've lost the job. So sorry to hear it has such a bad affect on you and I'm always here if you need anything. My auntie is my positive person and I try to have a rountine but it doesn't normally work. I'm here for you and yeah it is hard! Keep in touch! Stay positive and I'm always a message away. Look forward to hearing from you again!


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