Interview

“I Was Tired Of Taking 200 Selfies a Day”: Danny Bowman Blogs

Danny Bowman blogs about how body image issues and mental illness drove him to attempt suicide When I was 14 years old I moved to a new school. This was a huge transition for me; moving from a small town middle school to an inner city private school. At this new school I felt like

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“They Called Me Names and Said My Songs Were No Good, They Criticised My Clothes, They Tried To Push Me Down and Isolate Me”: Saara Aalto

We interviewed current X Factor contestant Saara Aalto DtL: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Saara: I’m a 29 year old singer-songwriter and I come from Finland but I’m now living in London. You can see me on the X-Factor UK at the moment. I’m from a very small town in the

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“I Suffer Really Badly With Anxiety: We Interviewed Lucy Spraggan

We talked to Lucy Spraggan about life in the public eye, mental health and coming out DtL: Hi Lucy! You have just released the very emotive ‘Dear you’ – you have said it is about the impact mental health can have upon us; what events inspired you to write the song? Lucy: I wanted people

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We Interviewed Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist and Drag Idol UK Winner, Danny Beard

We interviewed Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist and Drag Idol UK Winner, Danny Beard DtL: Can you tell us a little bit about Danny Beard? Danny: I’m a 24-year-old cabaret artist and singer and am lucky enough to travel across the country and abroad, performing for people. DtL: Have you ever experienced bullying? If so what happened

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Redefining Masculinity with Shane Horsburgh

“I was once a slave to an over-inflated ego that was driven by the idea that ‘real men’ have to be the toughest, fastest and the fittest to survive and I’d fought for a long time to try and maintain this false image” – Shane Horsburgh DtL: Hi Shane – can you tell us a

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‘I Had Always Been Told From a Young Age, Don’t Ever Be Anyone But Yourself For Anybody’: We Interviewed Star of This Is England, Thomas Turgoose

We interviewed Thomas Turgoose, star of British drama, This Is England DtL: Hi Thomas, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into acting? Thomas: When I was younger I was raised in really rough areas – living with just my mum and my oldest brother, Karl. As a stubborn kid,

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Tyger Drew-Honey Reveals All

We spoke to Tyger Drew-Honey about growing up, ‘Tyger Takes On’, sexuality, porn, bullying and pretty much everything in between Actor and presenter Tyger Drew-Honey is not one to shy away from subjects that many would feel uneasy talking about. In his BBC3 documentary series ‘Tyger Takes On’ he examined themes that cause confliction in

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‘People Often Think I Don’t Really Know How to Play Bass Until They See Us Live’ – Julia Cumming: We Interviewed Brooklyn Trio Sunflower Bean

We interviewed dreamy-psych-rock trio Sunflower Bean DtL: What has been your proudest moment so far? Jacob: For us, releasing our first record Human Ceremony has definitely been one of our proudest moments. To have completed a full length album and put it out into the world feels pretty good. DtL: Have you ever experienced bullying?

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The Mask of Masculinity: We Interviewed Founder of ManTalks and TED Speaker Connor Beaton

‘Our attempt to be invulnerable as men IS our biggest vulnerability’ – Connor Beaton Recent Ditch the Label research not only revealed that boys were almost twice as likely to bully than girls, but that young men are far less likely to open up about issues that upset or worry them. Why? From a young age

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‘As a Kid I Never Thought I was a Girl, I Just Didn’t Think I was a Boy. I thought I was an alien’ – Jordan Grey

We talked to Jordan Gray of Tall Dark Friend about The Voice, transitioning and bullying DtL: Can you tell us a bit about your journey so far?  Jordan: I was probably about 19 when I realised something was up…as a kid I never thought I was a girl, I just didn’t think I was a boy.

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