Help Musicians UK (HMUK), a charity for professional musicians, has launched a 24/7 helpline to support musicians mental health. Music Minds Matter, is free and offers services such as emotional support, advice in getting a diagnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and counseling among others. Can music make you sick? A study about working in the music industry, commissioned by HMUK found that the creative industry can be responsible for adding to mental health issues. This goes beyond depression and suicide. Addiction and eating disorders are also prevalent in the music industry. A separate study indicates that 1 in 3 professional musicians have suffered from an eating disorder. And with the growing number of sexual assault accusations in the entertainment industry, it may com
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPY3nHMgokC/?taken-by=mcontrerassweet Maria Contreras-Sweet [Photo: Instagram @mcontrerassweet] The Weinstein Company has been bid on by a woman looking to turn it into a female-led corporation. Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former aide to Obama, has submitted a $275-million bid to take over the infamous company. The Weinstein Company was suspected to shut down or reach bankruptcy after its former leader, Harvey Weinstein, was exposed for his sexual abuse history, and was removed from the company. Last month, dozens of women began coming forward about the sexual misconduct they experienced when working with Weinstein, which raised the issue of sexual misconduct in the workplace as a whole. According to her letter obtained by Deadline, Contreras-Sweet was...
Reports of sexual harassments on London transport has increased by 40 per cent in the last year. This is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in London’s mayoral election in May. The man in the opposite seat stared at her. He then asked her to sit next to him. He continued to talk to her and she was ignoring him. She knew she had to pass him to leave the crowded train, but she had no choice. When she passed him, she felt a slap on her bottom. Most women have experienced sexual harassment like that described above. “I don’t take the tube anymore, or at least I try to avoid it,” the girl still in her teenage years admits. More analogous episodes are happening daily on crowded London transport. What will London’s upcoming Mayoral candidates do to solve this problem? Vic
I was terrified. I couldn't walk alone. I called a friend. I needed someone with me even if only on the phone. I got home. I was so scared. For weeks, I kept questioning myself. I couldn’t even wear a skirt. This was how Laurene Becquart, a London-based photographer felt after she was “cat-called” at a park in London. The man who seemed younger than her then grabbed her hand and pulled her towards him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAeibWTCpig “The worst part is that as women, we are programmed to blame ourselves, rather than blaming the perpetrator,” Said Laurene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aawO4gQxqTk Two in Three women in the UK experienced sexual harassment Laurene is not the only girl in London who has been receiving unneeded sexual attention in public spaces. A recent