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Bloggers Uncensored: with WhatJenDidNext

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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 WhatJenDidNext.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I'm Jenny. A 23 year old lifestyle, beauty and mental health blogger. Over the years I've suffered with many mental health problems but blogging has helped me open up and help others around me.

Why do you write?

I write because it helps me open up about my problems and I enjoy showing things that I love and being able to make someone's day when they read my posts.

Why did you start blogging?

I always wanted to start blogging but I never had the guts but I realised I wanted to help others out there and write about things I love and I wouldn't change it now.

What do you love about the blogging world/community?

I love how nice everyone is in the community and how you can make life long friends and support each other.

What do you hate about the blogging world/community?

Sometimes there is some horrible people that cause drama and arguments and we all should be helping each other out really.

In your opinion, who are the most underrated bloggers?

I would have to say The Diary of Ellie (Ellie) and Foundations & Fairytales (Jess).

What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?

I have learnt that people can be there for the hard parts but they can't help you unless you help yourself, and sometimes you lose people close to you and it's hard to deal with, but it's shaped me into who I am.

What does freedom mean to you?

Freedom means being my own person and talking about things I want without thinking about what others will think.

What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?

Mental health is slowly getting better to talk about in this society but sometimes it can be used too much people deal everyday with it. There still needs to be more talked about and how to notice when it occurs before it becomes too late.

What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?

Feminism is a great thing but sometimes I do think it's used too much and can be used against people and I'm definitely not about that!

What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love'and how it's portrayed in today's society?

'Love is Love' is a great thing. As a bisexual girl, it's easier to talk about it now than it was years ago and it's great that people can be who they want to be, but there are horrible people that don't agree and people are scared to be themselves when they shouldn't be.

What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?

Keep fighting. I've been in that dark place and it takes a while to get better but it does happen. It won't go away completely but you'll learn to deal with it and you'll want to live.

What advice would you give to someone who is being bullied or harassed?

Speak up and talk to someone you trust and they will be able to help you and you'll feel so much better for speaking about it and the bullies will never win if you speak up.

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

I would get rid of negativity as we all need to be positive in this crazy world we live in. We all need to be there and help each other out.

What else do you feel strongly about?

I feel strongly about being yourself and being accepted for the person that you want to be, and making sure that mental health services get better and more and more people get the help before they die, because if I didn't I would have died and I'm forever grateful for the help I got and will continue to help people.

Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:

Love or money?

Love because it's all you need to be happy in life and have someone there for you.

Work hard or play hard?

Work hard because it'll be so worth it in later life and you'll look back at what you've achieved and be happy.

Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?

Upside down. I'm one of them people.

Chocolate or sex?

Sex, definitely one of the best things. TMI I know ha.

Plan everything or wing it?

Wing it because they are the best memories that can be made.

Happiness or money?

Happiness because that makes the greatest memories.

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Love, Han


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