Homophobia: Through the eyes of those who experience it

During pride month, I’ve seen a lot of comment on how homophobia “doesn’t exist these days”, and that businesses like football clubs should “stay out” of what these people called “politics”. Supporting minority and underrepresented groups is not a political issue, it’s a human one. It’s about saying “we accept you, we consider you as … Continue reading Homophobia: Through the eyes of those who experience it

Being Kind to Ourselves- Mental Health Awareness Week.

The theme of this Mental Health Awareness week is Kindness. I was unsure on this theme at first, and has a few concerns. I wasn’t keen for these reasons: First, there is an important distinction to be made: Everyone has “mental health”, just as they have physical health, and ups and downs NOT everyone has … Continue reading Being Kind to Ourselves- Mental Health Awareness Week.

Why the Rainbow Laces Campaign is Important

“Shoving it down our throats” “I don’t care” “just get on with it” “private lives should remain private!”... That’s just sample of the comments that I’ve read in response to the Rainbow Laces campaign this year, and those are just from the villa “community”. These sentiments are shared by a much larger group of people … Continue reading Why the Rainbow Laces Campaign is Important

Crystal Palace: Match Preview

There were ten changes made by Roy Hodgson to the Crystal Palace team for their mid-week Carabao Cup game against Colchester United of League Two, where they went on to lose on penalties. There will certainly be a feeling of disappointed amongst the fans as who doesn’t love a good cup run? One of my favourite Villa moment in recent years, … Continue reading Crystal Palace: Match Preview