So glad to have you aboard

Welcome to my new followers Over the past week I have been sharing my thoughts on mental health issues. The best – and most useful – personal support strategies I use are writing and image making and it has been these that I have been posting.It has been wonderful to have so many of you…

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Discrimination: down to the bone

It is well on the way to being a ‘catch-all’ term for attitudes as widely varied as bias, favouritism, injustice, intolerance, partisanship, prejudice, unfairness. More particularly it is used in situations of ableism, ageism, anti-Semitism, chauvinism, classism, heterosexism, racism, sexism; the list goes on. With so very many different terms hiding under the umbrella of…

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Online scams: are there ever genuine Freebies?

Between 03:42 and 13:56 today I was sent seven suspicious emails. What made them more suspicious was that they came from just two registered addresses: one ‘igain-mail.co.uk’; the other from Am Unisys-Park 1 Sulzbach/Ts 65483 OR 65843 Germany. These emails have tempted me with: a dating service, specifically by a 37-year old woman who’s looking…

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Discrimination: under the skin

At its most basic discrimination is the positive or negative selective treatment of one group over another. The treatment may be unequal, unfair, or prejudicial; sometimes illegal. It is well on the way to being a ‘catch-all’ term for negative, perhaps toxic, attitudes particularly in situations of ableism, ageism, chauvinism, classism, heterosexism, racism, sexism; the…

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