LGBTQ+ Visibility – Being Lesbian

Hey everyone!

Here is part 2 of the series ‘LGBTQ+ Visibility’. You can find part 1 here.

This series is about visibility, for people to share their experiences and whatever they want about their identity. Today’s post is about being lesbian.

Thank you to those who took the time to write a little something! Enjoy x

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Interview with a Mental Health Advocate

Today I’ve decided to do something a little different. I want more mental health related posts on my blog, and, since my best friend is a mental health advocate, why not do an interview? Enjoy!

Firstly, can you introduce yourself please?

I am Angela, a mental health and lifestyle blogger over at Unapologetically Angie, a Time to Change young champion, a recent modern languages graduate and a lover of dogs. Welcome to my corner of the internet.

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Looking back on my degree. What’s next?

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I haven’t blogged in the past few months, because I couldn’t find the time anymore with the amount of work I had to do for uni. I had my final year dissertation to write, and damn that was stressful (as well as a lot of work)! It’s probably been the most stressful year of my life, very overwhelming. But I’m back now, because the year, and more importantly my degree is over, and I am freeeeee.

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LGBTQ+ visibility – Being Bi

Hello everyone, welcome (or welcome back!)

I’ve been meaning to start a series on here for a little while, without ever quite finding the time or the right moment. But the start of Pride month seems pretty perfect! So basically, this LGBTQ+ visibility series is about just that- visibility! It’s to share people’s experiences, and give them the opportunity to share whatever it is they want about who they are and their identity. This first post is – as the title suggests – about being bi.

A big thank you to the lovely people who have taken the time to write a little something!

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I Don’t Want Children

To anyone who knows me personally, this is probably a conversation we’ve had together, or you’ve understood it by the lack of empathy I have for children. I’ve never been a big fan of children nor have I ever found them particularly cute, but I feel like it’s gotten even worse in the past year. Seeing a baby makes me more uncomfortable than anything, and I have no idea what to say to a child. I don’t feel like the conversation would be beneficial to anyone, so why bother. I know my sister wants children, and when she has them I’m sure I’ll love them very much, but as soon as they cry or smell, they’re going back to her or my brother-in-law in a heartbeat.

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I Like Boys…and Girls

(This post accidentally got deleted, so I’ve reposted it but it was written in March 2018)

I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for quite a while now, but without ever being sure of the approach I wanted to take. As the title suggests, I’ll be writing about the fact that I am bisexual. It wasn’t an easy journey, nor a romantic one that can be seen in films – where one takes a glance at a beautiful girl and they instantly fall in love and are able to discover their sexuality together, or with one helping the other. It was an emotional journey full of confusion, doubt and shame. I’m not sure whether or not I can say I’ve truly found and understood myself now, but at least I’ve accepted myself – which is more than I could’ve wished for a couple years back. 

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Why I Started Blogging

I started my blog one and a half years ago, during exam period of my second year at university. It’s something I did quite spontaneously; I was bored and figured ‘why not?’ I didn’t have a particular interest in writing, and to be honest I wasn’t much of a reader either so I didn’t really think about blogging long term, but it’s something I wanted to try out in that moment. 

The idea had already been suggested to me a few months earlier by my flatmate, in relation to me being vegan, but I laughed and replied that I would never actually start one, I didn’t think I had anything to say and my main thought was “what if no one reads it?”

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My Social Anxiety at University

During my first two years at university, my anxiety got worse than ever before. I’ve had social anxiety a majority of my life, although I wasn’t always aware of it, but it had never truly prevented me from living normally. Four years ago, before going to university, I went to live in Italy for a semester to improve my language skills. I started to notice I was overly shy and uncomfortable in so many social situations, but I think I just blamed it on the fact that I wasn’t Italian and that I couldn’t speak the language very well. I struggled eating in public and cooking in front of others, but again I never considered it could be anything other than shyness, simply because no one had ever talked to me about anxiety, and honestly I wasn’t even sure what the word meant. So since I didn’t have anything or anyone I could relate to, I figured it was all just part of my personality and that I’d be that way forever.