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Yasmine Ben-Afia  Presenter. Chancer. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’กโค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ @noisey Karaoke host. Founder of revolutionary sex edu. show @bedtalksldn Stream The Beginner's Guide to Fetish & Kink

I'm really bad at instagram and too busy to post stuff regularly atm but I'm losing followers so I'm posting this selfie in the hopes I'll get some new followers and 'build my brand' without having to do anything for another month. Follow @bedtalksldn for more of me struggling to find the time for that #relatablecontent โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Missing beefs โค๏ธ since I've been back, I've not looked at London in the same way. Also in Ibiza they can deal with 32c heat and have air conditioning installed everywhere and water to dive into at any given point sooooo ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ

This church under a clear blue sky on my last day in Ibiza gave me major feels. The bell was ringing as the sun approached the golden hour and people were coming and going to speak with God. I looked up and said my thanks for this moment; whoever you are, whatever force is amongst us, I appreciate you. Beauty is in the ordinary, I see that clearly now.
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Thank you @youwereneverlovelier & @bobby_heron_hendrix for a wonderful weekend of karaoke hosting, well-handled strops, near-constant singing, crew catering, smooth (???) peanut butter, accommodation alpacas, synchronised spa swimming and perving on everyone old enough to be perved on like the creepers we are. ๐Ÿ…
@oldbluelastbeer x @noisey karaoke x @nassfestival โœ”๏ธ completed it mate ๐Ÿ’ฏ shouts to the audience member who requested I did Dizzee's 'I Luv U' at karaoke, your blind faith in me will stay in my heart forever โค๏ธ

Today I'm not sure why if I can live anywhere in the world, I'd choose busy, landlocked, moody London over the thousands of paradises on Earth that I've yet to even see. This is a little slice of paradise from Ibiza last week...
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#travel #travelphotography #beach #clearbluewater #beaches #beachlife #water #thesea #ibiza #travelblogger #amateurphotography #vscocam #traveller #traveladdict #landscape #skyline #ibizabeach #calacomte #eivissa #islandlife #sea_sky_nature #seaside #seashore #naturalbeauty #nature

โœจ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’ซ My favourite magic rock๐Ÿ’ซ ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ

โœ”๏ธ Fulfilled a life long dream and got naked at a nudist beach ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ I've never felt comfortable being naked but now you can't really get me to keep my clothes on ๐Ÿ‘€ I also got a full body, deep tissue massage off a healer - everything was fine until I felt his bollock on my calf ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ apparently it looked like I was being fisted at one point, so there's that's too. All in all, a good day out.

I spent half my 2015 season wishing I'd visited here but I'm so glad I waited so I could experience it as the person I am today - a person I love and am proud of (and not a shit vegetarian ๐Ÿ™Š). Ibiza holds a lot of memories for me that are painful or sad and I never thought I'd make my peace with the island and the things I felt about it, but today provided positive retrospection and internal bigging myself up for the mountains I have figuratively - and literally today - climbed.
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Casita Verde is a beautiful ecocentre located in San Josep, in the middle of the south of the island. It was started 27 years ago and has been run and built with the help of over 1000 volunteers. Every Sunday, they open their doors to the public, where for 10โ‚ฌ you can go and enjoy a vegan meal made from plants harvested on site, learn about the ecosystem and the value of plants like aloe vera and carob, and explore their gorgeous grounds. You need a car to get there but it is SO WORTH going.
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Been back on this island less than 24 hours and I've fallen in love with it in a whole new way. I'm so grateful for this experience and all the experiences before this moment that led to me being here. What a journey its been ๐Ÿ™

In the sun, surrounded by snacks and some absolute sorts ๐Ÿ˜ this was a beautiful day โค๏ธ
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Can't belive it's been a week since the first full day at @girlsrocklondon. We picked our instruments, formed a band (pictured here, we're called Lipshock), learned our instruments, wrote a song called 'Textual Healing' about group chats and performed it in 3 days with the help of our band coach, Linda (in the hat) - actual madness. Oh and Kate Nash stopped by and let me weep on her shoulder because I was so overcome with happiness about being at this camp.

I'm so fucking grateful to have opportunities like this, life is really hard when you start trying to do something with it, but it's punctuated by moments of sheer, unadulterated bliss and connection. Thank you to everyone at GRL for working so hard to put this on and to my band for being THE BEST BAND IN THE WHOLE WORLD ๐Ÿค˜ I love you all and I love our band ๐Ÿ‘„โšก

It's been Mental Health Awareness Week this week, if you hadn't already seen a million posts about it already. I've been quiet about it because the timing has been sublime; I've been back fighting my familiar demons: self-doubt, unworthiness, insecurity & shame in a cruel war where I'm the only casualty and winning isn't defeat, but a set of healthy coping machanisms that don't involve being impulsive or spending ยฃ30 to have a Deliveroo dropped off at the park (I did this yesterday). It's a whole cocktail of shit that has made me feel indifferent to MHAW and wholly unqualified to talk about dealing with ANYTHING.
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Sometimes I'm struck by how fulfilled and empty I am all at once. Sometimes it feels like a paradox. You couldn't possibly be happy and sad, feel loved and unwanted, immense joy and deep pain, be desperate to live and also desperate to die all at the same time, right? Is this a mental health issue or are these symptoms of the human condition?
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People think once you start trying to 'do stuff' that all the pain disappears because you're doing something now. You're 'doing so well'. You look happy. What could possibly fuck with you? The world we live in is not set up for anyone's happiness to thrive and all the avenues you think are pointing there will materialise to be nothing more than smoke and mirrors. It's inside you, somewhere. You will lose it, but you can find it again if you know where to look. I might feel all of these terribly shitty things but I know that I'm happy somewhere in here, because it's not outside of me. On bad days, I try to sneak in some kindness between berating myself if I can:
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"You're fucking pathetic but you're allowed to be, you're human. You're alright. This is normal. Maybe don't feel bad about that insignificant thing you did or that message you sent. It's cool. No one really cares, you don't either. Dick."
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I can't tell you how to manage your pain. Just know there are many of us out here navigating these dark, dangerous and silent waters, even when they seem like they are golden and glistening in the light. Let's all shine our lights in celebration and adoration of each other and most importantly, of ourselves ๐Ÿ’•

Mother Nature is my favourite gal ๐Ÿ˜

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