~I'm a Christian and my relationship with God has given me comfort and strength that I wouldn't be here without. His love isn't based on anything I am or anything I do and realising that has been healing me. I want to show people that same love.
~I have a dream of starting a house with 24-7 support staff for teenagers who need a place for healing and unconditional acceptance.
~I'm trying to write a novel but it's hard work and my perfectionism gets in the way.
~I love art, especially portraits. I draw people around me whenever I've got paper and a pen, sometimes I just use napkins and McDonald's paper bags.
~I'm bi. I took a long time accepting this and a lot of my mental issues are linked to homophobia.
~I grew up in Asia where my parents worked and we moved to the UK when I was 12. So my cultural identity is a beautiful mess.
My Top 3 Articles:
1. How I dealt with Divorce by Jazz because it is a really sensitive and honest article that I can really relate to. My parents split up when I was 13.
2. Being in the closet by Leanne. Her description of loving her homophobic mum while still trying to come to accept her sexuality was moving and compassionate. It expressed a lot I identified with.
3. How to Rekindle Your Love of Reading by Anonymous because I used to read a book a day and I loved being immersed in other worlds and getting to know characters in all their complexity. Since my school work load has increased I've lost this.
Hi, I'm Hannah! I'm 17 and currently studying Maths, Philosophy and Art A levels. I've always loved writing and used it as a way of dealing with emotions and confusion. When I found TWE I was really excited to find other people who want to support teenagers who are struggling. I'm honoured to be a part of this platform and I hope I can use my experience to help people and make them feel less alone
My Role at TWE: