It’ll soon be Christmas (sorry!)


I know it’s a long way away but Christmas will soon be here! I’m borrowing an idea and wanted to ask you all if you wanted to send in photos of what Christmas means to you if you celebrate it? Maybe it’s building a snowman in the UK, having a beach BBQ in Australia or is it true that in Japan you can pre-order KFC ready for Christmas day? Send in your photos and if there’s enough we can put them on the back cover of the magazine so we can see what everyone else does at Christmas. Here’s my one to start – our after-dinner Christmas walk to make room for pudding. Feel free to send in yours to findingourvoices@outlook.com

XMAS

 

At the weekend I posted a link of the magazine to my own Facebook profile, I’ve copied this from a post I made on the SM Space Cafe Facebook group about it.

I don’t often post about myself on here or anywhere else. I struggle being open with people and there’s only a very few people that I feel comfortable opening up with but I just wanted to share this because being part of this group (even if I don’t join in much) has helped me so much. And then by starting the magazine I had an excuse to start talking about SM and asking others about it (my mum and friend wrote about it for the first issue). Over the last month I’ve slowly started sending the magazine link to a few friends and family and yesterday I finally decided to share it with everyone on my own facebook page. I’ve never openly mentioned SM to people I work with or those I used to go to school with. I woke up this morning to see it had 45 likes and a few comments which I had a little cry about (in a happy way!) I feel kind of relieved to finally be able to openly say I have SM and it’s not something to be ashamed about 🙂

 


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