7 Tips on Coming Out
We know how difficult it is to come out, so we've partnered with some of our favourite influencers and LGBTQ+ icons to pull together 7 of their top tips on how to do it. Please know that you are never alone and our community is here to support and uplift you. Hope this helps!
The benefits of meditation are almost unlimited. Not only does it reduce immediate stress and anxiety, but can in the long term, have a hugely positive impact on your clarity, mindset and both physical and mental health. If you're new to the world of meditation, it can feel a little overwhelming and difficult knowing where to start! We've taken the guesswork out of it and created a series of short 5-6 minute guided meditations. Our initial meditations are centred around:
Hey all, just a quick update. I probably won't be on for a while. There are some things going on in my life that I really need to focus on. My mental health is admittedly doing very good, and I'm trying to keep it that way. I'm trying to get a job, mend relationships with old friends, and maybbe even try and go for the guy I've liked for a while now. Now don't take this the wrong way- I love the people on this community and really enjoy talking to you guys. This could honestly last a day or a we
I feel awful I just want to self harm 😪. Spoke to my therapist for help she was amazing she let me cry but now she's gone I feel awful. 😢. I hate feeling like this all the time it's sort of like I deserve to feel like this when It absolutely hurts that I have to suffer with feeling su!c!dle and when I want to self harm so badly. I am sorry for being such a downer on the community.
I have know been feeling just terrible about myself lately. We had the cast list come out for a musical and I got a non singing part. I am struggling I guess. I thought I was good at singing but I just feel like trash now. no one will probably care about this anyways but you know I am just not happy with anything about myself rn. 😐
Hello all, my name is Damian, but you can call me Dami. I've had a blog in the past but I only ever updated it like twice. So here I am, starting one again. Hopefully I'll able to update it maybe once a week or so. Like I said, the name is Dami. I'm in highschool, but I do online school. I love music [Cavetown, Neil Patrick Harris, and Madeline the Person are my favorite singers], I'm a huge comic/superhero fan [DC for life], and I love animation and voice-acting [I don't voice-act, I just love
I have received lots of help from many people here and I want to say thank you. Though I am sad to leave I feel like it is best if I focus on my life. Thank you again for all your help and advice.
Hi, so I know I haven't been posting for a while but I have a lot on my plate right now. Let's start with school first. I'm in eighth grade now and it's more stressful than I thought it'd be. I have student council, dance, cross country, my classes, debate, and theater. Then my best friend has been diagnosed with anorexia and hasn't been in school the last two days. She hasn't answered my calls or texts. My sister is always ignoring me and my dad has gotten worse. He yells at me over every littl
I know I haven't been on in a while but I'm here to share my story again. At school I have a math teacher let's call her Ms. G. One day Ms G wanted to do a little retreat for the 6th- 8th graders to promote self love. And during this retreat she said homophobic things when there are openly gay and bisexual people in all three grades. My dilemma is I go to Catholic private school on a scholarship and I don't know if Ms G should be allowed to say those things but if I bring it up will they even do
Hihi I am sorry if I hadn't posted in while school juct came back in session last week and I have been swamped...
I also told me two girl friends that I was bi and they were fine with it they actually celebrated! (I was overthinking coming out)
I have been wanting to tell my one guy friend (who I really trust) but i feel like it will be akward I wanted to know if anyone had any advice on how to come out to a guy.
I still haven't told my family that I'm bi so that's next on the li
Sooooo friday i think it was my mom was yelling at me and being a really homophob and yelling at me not getting into details and then i broke up with my gf because of it and then she told her friiend and her friend was yelling at me and i lashed out on them because i was mad as frick and said things i really regretted and that were not very nice and just plain mean but not the point but........ i think i may have some sort of anger issue an idk how to control it and i just keep hurting the ppl i
My name is Emmy ******* **********, and I am writing a play. I'm an actor, but I've loved to write my whole life- playwriting combines my two passions. But it's also really crazy, trying to write this. I'm writing a ten minuite play for the annual Thespy awards at ******** *******, meaning it's due by the end of October. I made this blog so I can get some feedback, etc. :)
Today we got the cast list for our class show. I got ensemble (again), and, honestly- I'm fine with that! I enjoy being a part of the chorus, working closely with other people and being the backbone of the shows. But I know a couple of my friends who are very upset by their casting. Ensemble is often viewed as lesser than, and that bothers me. Sure- its not the leading roll- but try and imagine Hamilton without the chorus! The ensemble makes the musical feel larger than life- what if Newsies was
Hey all, my depression has been getting less-bad lately, and I am doing my best to keep it that way. I'm listening to my favorite songs, watching my favorite movies/shows, and talking online with people about shared interests. I'm doing pretty good, and I'm looking for ways to keep it that way. So, if you all are doing good, let me know how. And if not, maybe we can collaborate as a community to help find ways to cheer you up. I dunno.
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I was diagnosed with ASD and ADHD two years ago, when I was 20. those two years have been amazing for self discovery etc, but I've noticed a decline in my self esteem and overall self worth. I think such a late diagnosis in life has contributed towards this, especially because I was bullied a lot. I always feel like the weird kid and I never feel like I fit in. I am so fixated on what other people think of me that I can never fully enjoy myself when I am with people. I always
I uh, do not know what to say or how to start this, but after last year I thought i had all my stuff figured out and such bUt recently i started questioning again. i identify/identified as genderfluid but i realized i prefer to be viewed as like, masculine? or like, i would rather people think of me as a guy, which to that i was like "huh, am I like, trans?" and now the thought crosses my mind every two seconds and i'm always like "nOoO not mE I coUld nEveR bE tRanS" which even I am aw
Hi guys, I just read this and loved it so I thought I'd share...
Robyn Ochs (an american biseuxal activist) says, "I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted - romantically and/OR sexually - to people of more than one sex, and/OR gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way and not necessarily to the same degree."
I love how inclusive this definition is! It is so enabling, and validating. I know that it
I was on vacation and now I am back, sorry if I didn't respond in the last 11 days if you trying to reach out to me!
anyways my vacation was great other than the fact the I am keeping from my parents my sexuality. I just take myself away from them so that I don't go insane from feeling so anxious and mom is saying that I am being anti social. I just don't know if I can keep myself together anymore I am always contradicting everything about everything with myself sometimes I just
Hello! Idk if anyone will read this but I'm going to start by saying some stuff about me. I am a 14 year old male who is gay. I live in the South (In the US) and I like games, swimming, reading, and remembering my younger childhood.
Now for the actual blog!!! Today my friend and her family came over and swam at my house. We were trying to relax them because their dad died today many years ago.
Hello, my dear reader!
I systematically experience anxiety procrastination in my life from time to time. It's a cycle: too anxious to do anything –> too anxious for not doing anything useful –> [repeat]...
So I decided to share my way to overcome it. Yes, this is not a universal solution that will work for everyone at once, but this is the beginning of overcoming.
Step 1: Recognize That You're Procrastinating
You may be procrastinating if you:
Fill your day wit