About the Author: opheliapussy

30-something writer, blogger, businesswoman, lecturer, cat-fan, wine-lover, opinion-haver, lover, free-spirit, culture-vulture, and slut. English born, Mediterranean-raised, now living in the Balkans. http://www.thebalkanista.com

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It’s Time to Talk About Suicide

It’s Time to Talk About Suicide

Many taboos in our society are being broken every day. Through sites like this, social media, and education, we have made a lot of progress. But one big one remains: suicide. Suicide and the issue of mental health is still shrouded in whispers and shame. Wherever you...
Malta: Europe’s last pillar of anti abortion extremism

Malta: Europe’s last pillar of anti abortion extremism

Most of you could probably not point to Malta on a map- located in the South of the Mediterranean, adjacent to Tunisia, and just below Italy, it is the last stronghold of anti-abortion extremism in Europe. There is a very good reason why I have chosen to use the word...
My Story to Overcome an Abusive Relationship

My Story to Overcome an Abusive Relationship

Anyone that has ever been in an abusive relationship can tell you that the effects of intimate partner abuse can be devastating and long-lasting. Side effects such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and low-self esteem are extremely common, yet many medical professionals...