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My birth mother was not allowed to name her baby. But the name she gave me in her heart is real

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It wasn’t until 2020, a la edad de 52, that I was given the right to use my name. But as with all things adoption, nothing is quite as simple as it seems. Like other babies given to infertile couples under Australia’...

Sole parents like myself are facing homelessness. It’s time our PM realised this is not the Australia he grew up in

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I am a sole parent mum with a young son who is in primary school. In April this year, the home I grew up in and lived in for decades was sold by my father who lives interstate, and I only found out after the settlemen...

How a teenager in crisis made me question my job in Britain’s broken health system

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I am a nurse; my job is to help people. But I’m helpless. I work on a children’s ward in the south-east of England. I have been raising serious and significant concerns since the middle of last year, and I recently wi...

A passenger chased me down the plane galley – for cabin crew, this is just a normal day at the office

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I’ve worked as cabin crew for six years, and I’ve never been so exhausted. I’m not the kind of person who usually suffers with fatigue, but crew are facing catastrophic and sustained levels of understaffing. Despite w...

I went through ‘conversion therapy’ – no trans person should face that torture again

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You hear it all the time, the question: “When did you know you were trans?” The question should really be: “When did I know that the rest of the world didn’t behave in the same way as I did?” When I came out at 14, mes ...

I moved to an all-girls college to escape my school’s rape culture – finally I can study in safety

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Until I reached 16, I’d spent my entire education in mixed schools. A lot of that time was happy: I made friends, learned new skills and explored subjects that intrigued me. But all of those experiences happened under...

Temor, paranoia, anger – this is life under China’s zero-Covid strategy

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When cases grew in Shanghai, I was hopeful. I thought there would be no way Shanghai would be like Jilin and Changshun, smaller cities that had recently locked down millions of people to contain Covid outbreaks. I ass...

I’m Russian, but Ukraine is close to my heart. What on earth are we doing?

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At work today, in Moscow, there was nothing else to talk about. We are in a state of shock, horror, despair, apathy – I don’t even know what we all feel now. The news agencies, most of which are government-sponsored, ...

As a Russian, I don’t know how to live with the shame of Putin’s aggression

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This morning everything has changed. Here in Russia, over images of tanks rolling into Ukraine, broadcasters tell us that our actions are a response to Ukrainian military aggression. I spoke to my father recently abou...

As a paramedic, I can tell you why people are dying in the backs of ambulances, Mr Javid

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Dear Sajid Javid, I am a paramedic working on the frontline for an NHS ambulance service in England. I have worked as a paramedic on the frontline throughout the Covid pandemic. It first occurred to me to write to you...

My daughter was bullied at school for having the Covid jab. No wonder UK take-up is low

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Last week my 13-year-old daughter “S” was offered the Covid vaccine at her school in England. I consented, as required, but made it clear that the final decision about whether to go ahead was hers. By this age, she is...

Prohibir las cuentas de redes sociales anónimas solo sofocaría la libertad de expresión y la democracia

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The aftermath of the horrific killing of Conservative MP David Amess should have been a moment for politicians and the public to unite in an effort to protect democracy. En lugar de, the discussion has been derailed by a ...

We are Google and Amazon workers. We condemn Project Nimbus

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We are writing as Google and Amazon employees of conscience from diverse backgrounds. We believe that the technology we build should work to serve and uplift people everywhere, including all of our users. As workers w...

The Home Office is failing refugees. I’ve seen it from the inside

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“Do you want to see it?” Before I could say, “That isn’t needed,” the man lifted his shirt, showing me an ugly scar from what he claimed was an AK-47 bullet wound. As with many asylum claimants interviewed by decision...

I am an Afghan woman working for a western NGO in Kabul. I feel forgotten

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I am an Afghan woman in my 20s, living in Kabul. I have five sisters. My oldest sister completed elementary school. The second one is a midwife, and my third sister is doing her PhD. My younger sister is a film-maker....

Nurses know exactly why Boris Johnson’s nurse quit – we are running on empty

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I’ve never treated anybody famous. Pero entonces, as a nurse, you treat everybody the same – without fear or favour. Jenny McGee might have looked after Boris Johnson when he was gravely ill with Covid-19, but that’s the o...

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