Blog - Chantell Glenville

#MeToo

#MeToo and not once, or twice or even three times but so many times I almost can’t keep track. That’s not an exaggeration. The incidents have ranged from serious, to those I've brushed off as “not so bad”. I am genuinely disappointed in myself for some of the things I’ve brushed off as “not so bad”. I am just one woman. This is my experience of sexual assault and harassment. I am 31 years old. Not even half way thorough my life and #ThisIsMyList:   • I have had to quit a job before because my boss would lock the restaurant each night and then proceed to aggressively hit...

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Fuck You Gary Vaynerchuk

I am so fucking angry at Gary Vaynerchuk (aka. Gary Vee) for the damage he will cause to thousands of peoples’ lives (if not millions) with the toxic views shared in...
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An Open Letter to Men in the Wake of International Women’s Day 2017

On International Women’s Day 2017 there were a lot of articles explaining why this special day for women is needed. From those discussing its origin and purpose to those using sarcasm to highlight its need to those pointing out the differences between what it’s like to be a woman versus a man. The one that stuck with me the most was an article by Buzzfeed on 32 Everyday Things Women Do That Men Don’t Have To Worry About. For those who missed it these were the first 9 items on the list: The reason the article stuck with me the most wasn’t because of the content...

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Single on Valentine’s Day? Stop feeling down about it once and for all

So you’re single on Valentine’s Day? Is that making you feel down or lonely? Have you ever thought about why that is? There are so many films and TV shows and books out there that tell us that if we’re single on Valentine’s Day we should be depressed and feel like a looser that for the most part everyone just seems to accept that they should be bawling their eyes out and singing to themselves Bridget Jones style while consuming their own body weight in chocolate and alcohol if they so happen to be single on Valentine’s Day. I’ve been single for a number of years now and I couldn’t care...

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The Disturbing Truth Behind Why Trump Won The Election

There's a brilliant film called “The Wave”, which is both one of the best and most unsettling films I’ve ever watched. And, unfortunately, I think it can explain how someone with beliefs as abhorrent as Trump was able to become the president. “The Wave” is based on a true story about an experiment that took place in a high school in California. Tasked with teaching about autocracy, but faced with resistance from his students, the teacher started an experiment to demonstrate how dictatorships come about and the conditions needed for them to exist. Nationalism was one of the first factors...

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Why being an Entrepreneur Sucks

It’s easy to look at those running their own businesses, getting to decide what they do or don’t do and think it must be great to be them. What a charmed life they must lead. But as soon as you set up your own business, you quickly realise that the reality of it is actually pretty crappy at times. In a lot of instances, being an entrepreneur sucks! There are a huge number of benefits to running your own business, so much so that I don’t think I could ever go back to being a fully fledged card holding employee now, but yet sometimes doing my own thing makes me despair in a way I never even...

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Depressed or Struggling? These words can help

“I wish you could see yourself through my eyes.” This one sentence can help us support those with depression or who are struggling with internal demons, including ourselves. We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve tried to reassure or comfort someone who is going through a hard time, where it’s causing them to doubt everything about themselves. And yet, despite our best efforts, nothing we seem to say makes any difference. Our reassurances don’t work. We tell our loved ones that they are good enough, smart enough, intelligent enough, funny enough, and that it will be okay. But despite...

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About Me

Hi I'm Chantell

At the age of 27 I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I was suffering from chronic stress brought on by working 70 + hour weeks and having unreasonable expectations put on me by others, and myself. I now write everything I can to stop others suffering the same.

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