Joel's Blog

Consent – What is Justice

Consent – What is Justice

A year on from my second sexual violent assault, robbery and destruction of my flat. I am still questioning, what is justice? What would I want that to look like? The police not only did not act in my best interest, but I still feel they treated my case differently as they saw and assumed a different set of rules.

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Welcome to 2020 – Stop Apologising for Being You!

Welcome to 2020 – Stop Apologising for Being You!

If I choose to make my New Year Resolutions, I try to always make them towards the end of January. My New Year Resolution is that I’m going to stop apologising for being me and stop hiding my true self. I did a lot of reading around gender, trans and non-binary identities at the end of 2019.

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Living with Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain

I am going to start this blog by sharing my own experience of living with chronic pain and neurological problems. I will then talk about some strategies that I have put in place over the last twelve years that have helped both me and those that care about me know what to do when I’m having a bad flare up

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Sober Sex

Sober Sex

I apologise this is one of my longer blogs as I felt I wanted to do the subject justice. Recently, I went to see the ChemSex Documentory as part of the BFI A hard-hitting and often graphic documentary about the ChemSex sub-scene in London’s gay community.

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Consent – What is Justice

Consent – What is Justice

A year on from my second sexual violent assault, robbery and destruction of my flat. I am still questioning, what is justice? What would I want that to look like? The police not only did not act in my best interest, but I still feel they treated my case differently as they saw and assumed a different set of rules.

read more
Welcome to 2020 – Stop Apologising for Being You!

Welcome to 2020 – Stop Apologising for Being You!

If I choose to make my New Year Resolutions, I try to always make them towards the end of January. My New Year Resolution is that I’m going to stop apologising for being me and stop hiding my true self. I did a lot of reading around gender, trans and non-binary identities at the end of 2019.

read more
Living with Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain

I am going to start this blog by sharing my own experience of living with chronic pain and neurological problems. I will then talk about some strategies that I have put in place over the last twelve years that have helped both me and those that care about me know what to do when I’m having a bad flare up

read more
Sober Sex

Sober Sex

I apologise this is one of my longer blogs as I felt I wanted to do the subject justice. Recently, I went to see the ChemSex Documentory as part of the BFI A hard-hitting and often graphic documentary about the ChemSex sub-scene in London’s gay community.

read more