Author Archive: jakeslittleblog

Man Up! The hidden struggles of Men in Society.

Over the past few years, society has dramatically changed its views on women, LGBGQ+, ethnicities and different cultures. The world has been dominated by white, straight men who have created a strong, tall, dare-devil stereotype. My class in college were having a discussion about how the English Language may be biased towards men, and the …

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Body Dysmorphia

Oh look another mental illness to add to the list. Once again, this is something i didn’t know i had. I just used to think that i was a typical boy, insecure about his body. But i started thinking differently after I realised i can’t even show my body in front of my own family, …

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The Manchester Bombings: My Experience

I’m sorry to start 2018 off with negativity, but I realised that I never did a blog about this, so here it is. On the 22nd May 2017, a concert in Manchester was a target of a terrorist attack, the attack killed 22 people, including children as young as 8, and injuring hundreds. That morning, …

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2018

There are some things I’d like to do with my blog this year, here are a few: YouTube: I’m planning on starting a YouTube channel in which I talk to the camera about things similar to here, but more spontaneous and real. Possibly helping others as well. Stories: I might start wring short stories, as …

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My Youth Theatre Story

I never used to want to be an actor. One day I was playing on my own and thought ‘I bet being an actor is like playing games, but as a job!’ And ever since then I wanted to act, I pretended to be on film sets, and would redo non-existent scenes, pretend to break …

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My sexuality: Who I am.

For the past few ‘My sexuality’ posts, I’ve been saying that I’m finally happy with the label I’m giving myself, here’s the list of the labels I’ve given myself over the past few years: Straight (default I guess) Gender Neutral (I didn’t really know what it meant) Straight (again) Heteroflexible (I was very confident with …

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Life Update

It’s been a while since I posted, a few things have changed in my life, some good, some bad. In July I began my driving lessons. A pretty big step for me. I really want to drive, I just wish I could skip the ‘learning’ bit. It’s been ok. I always get nervous before my …

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Why I have social anxiety + feminism 

I haven’t always been socially awkward, before I went to high school I was friends wth pretty much everyone, (there were only 10 people in my year), I was only neverous around adults. I was shy. I didn’t know about expectations of boys, stereotypes of genders. Until I joined high school. I was 11, I …

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We Don’t Need Labels to Identify Our Sexuality 

One of my dreams is to stand up on stage and tell an audience why having a label is not necessary, but first, I’ll state why here. First off, I’m going to ask you a question. Do you like tea, coffee or both? If you drink tea, you don’t look at those who drink coffee …

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Let’s be happy!

I’ve realised that my past few posts have been rather negative. So I am going to share with you all of the good things that have happened to me in 2016. Let’s start with the most important: GCSE’s. The exams themselves were torture, but the feeling of finished each one was amazing. Not having to …

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