Janine S White
Janine thrives on bringing into awareness the inequalities and misconceptions of society. Janine hopes of a more tolerant and understanding future for the world. Giving a voice to those less privileged, ignored and forgotten about.
Machines: The Future of Caring
The demand for caregiving has increased within the United Kingdom and Europe, with businesses ready to capitalise. The fastest population growth in the United Kingdom, is of people aged 65 plus. In 2019 there were 12.4 million people in this age bracket. More than 18% of the entire UK population. Research in adult social care suggests that the amount of people aged 85 years and older will almost triple within the next twenty years.
I can hear the footsteps penetrating through my eardrums. The echo of snapping twigs that feel as loud as a symbol crashing. I am unsure whether each beat of my heart is louder. I can feel it pounding in my ribcage, trying to break out. I heard a louder snap. It could have been a branch? Did a piece of clothing get snagged? I want to look, peer around the large oak tree that looks as old as the world itself. Maybe I can catch a glimpse of who it is. Just a quick one.
Why 44% of households have a pet
Within the UK there is an estimated 12 million households with pets. That is 44%. These 12 million homes have around 51 million pets in total. According to news reports the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more people getting the dogs that they have wanted but been putting off. What makes owning a hyper, hungry pooping machine that appealing?
Finding love in a pandemic
Romantic love is a phenomena that has been witnessed in 147 out of 166 cultures but what is it, why do people strive to find it and is it possible while the Covid-19 pandemic is crossing the globe? My partner decided to give me her views on this.
If you tell me to
To be alone can be a lonely time. It can also be an opportunity. With lockdowns, firebreaks and circuit breakers becoming a potential outlook for the future of the world it has raised significant worries for mental health professionals and the human need to be part of a group. Many mental health campaigns are fighting for those who are struggling while being on their own and who are feeling lonely. These campaigns can be seen on most social media platforms, news outlets and posters.
On behalf of my son
My son is now ten years old. He has written this and asked me to share it with the world. He is an amazing, brave child who wants to share knowledge, experiences and feelings in the hopes that they might help others. The following words are his.
Internal Trafficking Within the UK
Everyone has heard of human trafficking; everyone knows that children are trafficked from city to city within the UK for sexual exploitation, right? Where did you get your understanding from? The news? A poster? A colleague or friend? So, what is trafficking? Who is a victim? Who is an offender? Is the media a cause of moral panics around trafficking?
Hold close what is dear to you
Life is a book full of lines, paragraphs and chapters. With each line is a different event, a different experience, a different part of me. There are lines that take up whole pages and chapters that explain a different part of my story. With each biography, novel, memoir, there is a beginning, a middle and an end. With each turn of the page the next fragment of a tale.
A moment of clarity
People say that there are moments in your life when everything becomes clear. I have heard it called 'a light bulb moment', 'a moment of clarity' 'a sudden realisation. They say that these moments are what drive you forwards. Give you direction and slingshot you into the future.
The keys to my dream house
Ambling up the hill, surrounded by trees that are beginning to drop their red and orange leaves for the autumn, stepping over fallen twigs and mush. The smell of wet earth gliding up my nostrils and the scents of wet plants attaching to my walking boots. I climb over the small rocks, through the trees into a hidden spot. Only I and the person who built it, knows that this exists, this is my home, I have the keys to my dream home fully in my grasp.
What is homelessness?
The cause and treatment of homelessness within the United Kingdom is often under debate. The definition and consequential categories are constructed around who is and is not included in the category and this is a cause of ongoing homeless problems.