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Michelle Thomas
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Heartbreak Admin
Today I received my decree absolute. I've never been married, this was the millennial's version; an email confirming that the deposit I'd paid on the flat I'd shared with my ex-partner of six years had been refunded. The relationship ended seven months ago ...
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My Body: A Chronology
1994. My school report says “Michelle is eight years old going on forty”. I'm a ponderous, cautious, old-headed kid who doesn't mix well with others my age. I live entirely in my own brain, in books, in stories. I've no interest in the kinetic world – I wan...
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Warm Fuzzies
Afternoon! Since it all kicked off, I've been overwhelmed by messages of support from all over the world. This is an extract from a beautiful email I received from a Turkish PE teacher (faithfully reproduced with his kind permission): "Today i saw your lett...
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Dear Maria, Hayley, Fatima, Asli, Beatriz, Cassandra, Meagan, and all the other young girls who've asked me for help.
(This letter was originally published by  BDC Wire . Here's a fuller version).  I've been overwhelmed by thousands of messages of support from all over the world after my recent blog post about my experience of body-shaming was viewed over 220,000 times wor...
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HEALTHY HAPPY HOT MANIFESTO
It's. Been. IN. SANE. Last week I was rejected by a man after one date for not being “a slip of a girl”. I threw together a blog responding to the horrible things he said before heading to the pub. That blog has now been viewed 220K times. I've gone from ha...
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Dear Nicole Arbour.
This article appeared in The Independent this morning. Below is the unabridged version.  Hi
Nicole, I recently went viral because of a
blog I wrote about being rejected by a Tinder date for being too fat . I'm now running a campaign against bullying and bod...
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Empathetic Honesty (or Don't be a Bad Human).
Apparently, Socrates* said it. Before you say something, ask yourself – is it kind, is it necessary, and is it true? If what you're about to say doesn't meet at least two of those criteria, don't say it. Pretty good rule of thumb if you ask me. The value of...
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