Bloggers Uncensored: with Maia's Mind
Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! This is my latest and favourite blog series that I've created. This series is an opportunity to read your favourite bloggers' honest and uncensored opinions on real life topics. This weeks blogger is Maia's Mind.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm an 18 year old first year University student from England.
Why do you write?
I write in order to share my experiences with anxiety in everyday life, blogging is such a healthy way to express your thoughts.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in an attempt to help the fight towards bringing mental health disorders out of a grey area. Everyone seems too afraid to talk about their personal issues in fear of being judged and I don't blame them, it's scary.
What do you love about the blogging world/community?
Everyone is so friendly, when first starting out I had no idea how big the community is and everyone has just welcomed me with arms opened wide.
What do you hate about the blogging world/community?
There's nothing to hate!
In your opinion, who are the most underrated bloggers?
I only joined a few weeks ago so still discovering the talent that's out there but I have recently started reading valmatthews.com and I really enjoy his work.
What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?
You can't be friends with everyone. You could be the nicest person in the world and someone out there will still find a reason to be unhappy.
What does freedom mean to you?
Freedom to me is being able to express your thoughts and feelings without judgement or punishment, but let it be said your thoughts and feelings should not oppress someone else.
What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?
To me, mental health disorders have become way to normalised in today's society. It is mentioned all the time in such a casual manner the people who really need guidance are being dismissed without a second thought.
What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?
Feminism has become a word people are afraid to be associated with. There is a group of people who believe feminism has become too drastic and too extreme. But they're not on about 'feminism', they're on about 'radical feminism'. If you believe women should have equal rights to men then you are in fact a feminist and that's a good thing.
What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?
Love is love. If you love someone and they love you back then you have every right to be together.
What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?
Find help, struggling with a mental health disorder is one of the most isolating things out there and it doesn't get better by ignoring it.
What advice would you give to someone who is being bullied or harassed?
Tell somebody, talk to a teacher, your parent or anyone you can trust. Once you're told someone who cares for you, they will go to the ends of the world to make sure it doesn't happen again.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
What else do you feel strongly about?
I feel strongly about everything, as long as I have enough information I could debate about anything.
Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:
Love or money?
Work hard or play hard?
Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?
Right side up.
Chocolate or sex?
Plan everything or wing it?
Happiness or money?
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