Sian Ferguson

Sian Ferguson

I'm a freelance writer.

Reporting, essays, analysis, and content writing. Areas of interest include health and social justice. Available for freelance assignments.

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Cannabis Beauty Products 101: What You Need To Know

While many of us know about marijuana’s medical benefits, few of us realize that it can also be a beneficial addition to our beauty routine.

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Here’s Why You Should Smoke Marijuana Before Working Out

Can cannabis enhance your exercise experience? Many people say that smoking and working out is a great idea. Here's why.

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Why Adopting My Anxious Kitten Was The Best Thing I Ever Did For My Mental Health

She gave me something years of therapy never did—a reason to live.

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Teen Vogue

The Importance of Non-Binary Models in the Fashion Industry

Androgyny seems to be having a revival in the fashion world - but what does that mean for non-binary models?

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Summertime Sadness Is Real, and SAD

You can get seasonal affective disorder in the summer, too.

Unpacking Weed's Effect On Memory

Cannabis has some negative effects on the memory - but it might help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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8 Well-Meaning Things You Say To Your Daughter That You Shouldn't (And What To Say Instead)

Seven amazing women weigh in on commonly-said harmful comments that come from well-meaning parents. Here’s what they suggest you say instead, and why.

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The Week

Why are people freezing their bodies?

Cryotherapy - where clients expose their bodies to extremely cold temperatures - is becoming increasingly popular. Here's what's up with this treatment.

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Abortion in South Africa Is Legal — But Half Are Done Illegally. Why?

Legalizing abortion is one thing, but ensuring safe abortion is accessible can be quite another

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Why We Need to Stop Saying Anti-Queer Bigots Are Closeted Gay People

Have you ever said that someone biased against queer people was probably secretly gay? Find out why this as a dangerous line of thinking.

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How Hypnotherapy Can Be Used to Treat PTSD

Hypnotherapy is a valid mental health treatment. Here's how it's used to help people with PTSD.

What's a normal amount of Sunday anxiety?

What's behind the Sunday blues, and how do we avoid it?

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"The World You’re Crafting Isn’t in a Vacuum": A Zimbabwean Comics Artist on Social Justice and Storytelling

Bill Masuku is fast becoming one of the most well-known comic artists in Zimbabwe.

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10 Practical Ways to Support Someone Struggling Right Now

It’s great to offer to be there for someone – but how can you actually show up when they’re having a tough time? These simple ideas can make it doable!

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My skin is still recovering from PTSD

"I became weirdly obsessed with personal hygiene after my assault, resulting in me washing and scrubbing my skin so much that it backfired."