ps. I still hate my body

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I don’t believe in body diversity.

There is a false sense that all bodies should be embraced, but that’s a lie.

A perfect body is still one without perfections, and the people with perfect bodies are still the ones most successful in our society.

I believe that body diversity is only another lie to sell more products to more people. And this is frustrating.

I am 31 years old, and all my life, I have been told that I was worthless because of my fatty belly and my saggy boobs. All my life. How do you want me to believe…


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If you don’t feel ready to go back to “The Normal Life” after Covid-19, you are not alone. I am here with you.

I found it hard to make a decision about how I want to behave in the next couple of months of 2021.

I want to believe that things are better and that Covid-19 is something from the past. Something we have overcome as a world.

Unfortunately, this is not true. Not long ago, one of my best friends told me about losing a close member of her family in the USA.

He was young, he was healthy…


We are all playing the game of life, and some of us are winning, and most of us are losing.

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I couldn’t write about anything else other than this. On Sunday, 11th of July 2021, it was the final of the Euro Cup: Italy X England. Italy won. I am an Italian citizen, and I am not happy about it. I actually don’t feel anything. I lied. I do feel sorry for England.

Being a country citizen doesn’t mean much if you don’t see that country as your home. I am hoping to become an English citizen, but it will still take a while for me to see England as a home. …


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Disclaimer: In this article, I am considering hetero consensual sex and people who see condoms as important protection.

Having sex without a condom only sounds good when you are having sex and are caught up in the heat of the moment. Afterwards, it’s anyone’s worst nightmare. Not only because it can result in an unplanned pregnancy but also because it can mean getting an STD, luckily anything less serious than HIV.

I remember when I was in my worst dating addiction phase, I had an episode that scares me even today. I went on a date with a guy that…


What we can learn with this

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Bernardine Evaristo was born in 1959. She was the first black British person to win the Booker Prize in 2019 with her eighth book: Girl, Woman, Other. This prize has changed her life, and now in her 60s, she is finally living off only from her writing career. She has been writing for 40 years before receiving the recognition she thought she deserved.

Recently I watched this video on YouTube, Bernardine Evaristo On Writing | Vogue Visionaries | British Vogue & YouTube, and there she said something like that:

“I would say that my writing didn’t work financially until I…


Emma Raducanu was up and then down, and we put her there.

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I love sports. I was never good at them and was always the last girl to be picked for any team. This made me think I didn’t like sports. It was only when I needed to start writing about sports that I found out that indeed I love them. I love the fact that you need to give your best self and show up every day to be good at something. Sports are a school of life. You can’t cheat, and you need to deal with lots of ups and downs.

The problem with sports, it’s the sports industry, including…


5 things you can do to deal with life after graduation

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Graduating is already hard by itself, and it’s even harder to imagine graduating in the state of the world right now.

I graduated in 2014. And back then, I felt lost and hopeless. The world was already messy, but it was a bit less than it’s today. So if you are not feeling good, it’s okay. It’s a lot to digest.

You have many things to figure out, and the world won’t make it easier for you. So here are 5 things you can do to deal with life after graduation:

Therapy

Even if you don’t have a lot of money…


Most of the time, they are just reminding us what we want to forget.

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I miss the time of our lives where we didn’t have WhatsApp Groups. I hate them, not all of them, but mainly the ones we need to be because we are obligated, like the Family WhatsApp Group.

In my family, we have one. My father started in 2015, and for the best six years, I feel hunted. Before therapy, it was much worse. Now, after doing a year and a half of therapy sessions, I feel much better regarding this matter.

When I was at my worst mentally, the Family WhatsApp Group made me feel even worse. In 2015, I…


If you aren’t paying for it yet, maybe it’s about time

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YouTube is for free, but the ads can be pretty annoying and a waste of time. I have been using YouTube Premium for the past two months, and I love it. I will probably never go back to the free version.

Not having the ads is making the whole experience much more pleasurable to me. And I do use YouTube every day. YouTube is part of my lifestyle, and it helps me with my health routine. Without the ads, I gain back a precious time worth much more than £11.99 per month.

By paying this every month, I am investing…


Because life is not going back to normal (yet or ever)

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I wish I was one of the people that are just trying to live their best summer. But in the UK, there isn’t anything to celebrate this summer. First, it’s not even sunny. Secondly, the UK and the world is collapsing. I can’t just party and pretend nothing is happening; maybe I should.

I moved to the UK to live a better life, and even though the UK is doing lots of things wrong, it’s still a better option than Brazil. So, I guess, I am not allowed to complain (too much). …

Tamires Criscio

I am a brazilian full-time writer living in London.

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