• roommates sitting on a couch
    How to survive a lockdown with roommates

    How to survive a lockdown with roommates

    A writer shares his 4 'edicts' for making a lockdown bearable in a shared space

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    What Is It Like Being An Introvert In Your First Year In University

    What Is It Like Being An Introvert In Your First Year In University

    Being an introverted freshman in a world that is entirely new to you is no easy task!

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    Why you should join a theater group

    Why you should join a theater group

    A performer shares why everyone can benefit from participating in theater

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    Who Pulls the Internets’ Strings?

    Who Pulls the Internets’ Strings?

    A VoiceBox response to the OnlyFans drama

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    How to decorate your room on a budget

    How to decorate your room on a budget

    Giving your room a makeover doesn't have to be pricey!

  • picture of a beach
    Half Empty

    Half Empty

    A poem about trying to overcome trauma.

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    What to do when you want to stay sober at a party

    What to do when you want to stay sober at a party

    A university student shares his tips on what to do when you want to stay sober, but don't want to miss out on the party.

  • male and female sign
    Why are feminine traits frowned upon in society?

    Why are feminine traits frowned upon in society?

    A young writer from Pakistan shares her views on feminism and toxic masculinity.

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    Deities, Spice, and Everything Nice

    Deities, Spice, and Everything Nice

    The Anthropology of #WitchTok

  • soccer ball
    How are global sporting events helping people stay positive?

    How are global sporting events helping people stay positive?

    For a lot of people sports have been a glimmer of light in this difficult year.

  • man holding a phone
    Down the rabbit-hole of cyberflashing

    Down the rabbit-hole of cyberflashing

    VoiceBox's response to the Law Commission Report

  • woman live streaming
    How have creators ridden the wave of the pandemic?

    How have creators ridden the wave of the pandemic?

    A standup comedian shares his perspective on how creators and performers have coped with the lockdowns.

  • paper heart cut with scissors
    What does it feel like to break up with your best friend?

    What does it feel like to break up with your best friend?

    In some cases it can be more painful than breaking up with a significant other.

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    Cruella: Sympathy for the She-devil

    Cruella: Sympathy for the She-devil

    A review of Disney's new movie: Cruella

  • woman on beach
    Why being single is revolutionary

    Why being single is revolutionary

    and why we should all be focusing on loving ourselves before rushing into a relationship

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    Why we want YOU to get involved

    Why we want YOU to get involved

    How to stay up to date on all the ways you can get involved with VoiceBox

  • woman with tattoos
    Should tattoos make you less employable?

    Should tattoos make you less employable?

    Or do tattoos actually indicate positive traits?

  • sign reading "lockdown"
    The Covid rut

    The Covid rut

    Why has it affected young people so much?

  • hearts
    Love Lessons

    Love Lessons

    A spoken word poet advocates that we should all have a little more self-love.

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    Billie Eilish – is she 'queerbaiting'?

    Billie Eilish – is she 'queerbaiting'?

    Or is she just a young person exploring her sexuality?

  • protesters holding Colombian flag
    What is the current situation in Colombia?

    What is the current situation in Colombia?

    And why are people taking to the streets in protest?

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    Why it is crucial that students get the mental health help that they need

    Why it is crucial that students get the mental health help that they need

    A high school student in the US argues that mental health help should be widely available to students.

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    Billie Eilish's Vogue Cover

    Billie Eilish's Vogue Cover

    A sell-out or a symbol of female empowerment?

  • syrian flag
    What is it like to grow up with immigrant parents?

    What is it like to grow up with immigrant parents?

    The child of two first generation immigrants from Syria shares her story.

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    Dating during a pandemic

    Dating during a pandemic

    Is it an adventure or a nightmare?

  • Image of someone studying
    What is it like to study for exams?

    What is it like to study for exams?

    A day in the life of an American university student during the midst of exam season.

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    OnlyFans and young people: exploitation or empowerment?

    OnlyFans and young people: exploitation or empowerment?

    A VoiceBox x Parent Zone Report

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    Are there benefits to not attending a university?

    Are there benefits to not attending a university?

    Is the cost and effort of uni worth it?

  • We have partnered with Parent Zone to create a survey about young people's plans for the future
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    Survey - Future Planning for Young People *CLOSED*

    NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES We have partnered with Parent Zone to create a survey about young people's plans for the future. All entries have a chance to win a £25 Amazon gift card!

  • Is radio a dead medium?

    Is radio a dead medium?

    Or are podcasts revitalizing the radio industry?

  • What is it like to have a learning disability?

    What is it like to have a learning disability?

    and what little things can employers and organizations do to help?

  • What is it like being raised by an extremely religious parent?

    What is it like being raised by an extremely religious parent?

    When the extent of control in the name of 'faith' goes too far...

  • How to tell if you've found the pet for you

    How to tell if you've found the pet for you

    10 signs you're a bona fide pet parent

  • What is it like to experience an abusive relationship?

    What is it like to experience an abusive relationship?

    A young woman tells her story

  • The beauty of Arabic calligraphy

    The beauty of Arabic calligraphy

    An artist from the UK shares her meaningful and unique art pieces

  • Why it's important to give support without the blame

    Why it's important to give support without the blame

    A young student shares her poem about having supportive conversations.

  • What’s it like to live with a parent who has a personality disorder?
    What’s it like to live with a parent who has a personality disorder?

    What’s it like to live with a parent who has a personality disorder?

    And what can be done about it?

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    Morse Code

    A poem about the effects of isolation during lockdown on a young person's mental health.

  • What does it take to be a certified stuntman?

    What does it take to be a certified stuntman?

    A stuntman trainee and sports enthusiast talks about how his training has helped him with his ADHD.

  • What is it like to struggle with your mental health from a young age?

    What is it like to struggle with your mental health from a young age?

    A spoken word poet shares her story and the importance of support and a healthy outlet when you need it.

  • What is it like being on a university campus during a pandemic?

    What is it like being on a university campus during a pandemic?

    How COVID is affecting the typical college experience for many students

  • How is history taught differently in different regions of the US?

    How is history taught differently in different regions of the US?

    And what impact does this difference have?

  • The life of a young artist

    The life of a young artist

    What is the path for an aspiring young artist?

  • Why VoiceBox?

    Why VoiceBox?

    Too often young voices are not heard or taken seriously. It's time to change that.

  • How are some chefs thriving in the pandemic?

    How are some chefs thriving in the pandemic?

    All that extra time may present new opportunities

  • Why is watching tv with your parents so awkward?

    Why is watching tv with your parents so awkward?

    Why do we tolerate Hugh Grant being a "sinful little man"?

  • What is it like to have pet rats?

    What is it like to have pet rats?

    Clarissa explains why rats can be an "absolute delight to have."

  • Does your data matter to you?

    Does your data matter to you?

    We ask whether or not it matters that our data is being collected, bought and utilized by tech companies.

  • How can adventures impact our lives, our perspective, and our relationships?

    How can adventures impact our lives, our perspective, and our relationships?

    We ask what adventures people have undertaken, and how those adventures have impacted them.

  • How can we make our diets healthier, more ethical, and more sustainable?

    How can we make our diets healthier, more ethical, and more sustainable?

    We ask how changes can be made to improve our diets both in terms of health, but also in terms of ethics and sustainability

  • How can we understand and deal with intersecting mental health challenges?

    How can we understand and deal with intersecting mental health challenges?

    We ask how combinations of mental health challenges may present unique difficulties and solutions

  • How does it feel to rescue a friendship?

    How does it feel to rescue a friendship?

    A spoken word poet describes what happens when the good times come back

  • What is abstinence-only sex education?

    What is abstinence-only sex education?

    And why is it a divisive subject?

  • What’s it like to have Attention Deficit Disorder?

    What’s it like to have Attention Deficit Disorder?

    “I received hundreds of punishments for messing around in class”

  • Why are those with power opposed to ‘cancel culture’?

    Why are those with power opposed to ‘cancel culture’?

    The democratising voice of social media is being felt

  • What’s it like to have a parent with a brain disease?

    What’s it like to have a parent with a brain disease?

    Why one conversation can change everything

  • What happens when the pressure gets to you?

    What happens when the pressure gets to you?

    The weight of expectation can take a heavy toll

  • What’s it like to be a political outcast?

    What’s it like to be a political outcast?

    Why sometimes, a political debate runs deeper than a point of view

  • What’s it like to live with a parent with depression?

    What’s it like to live with a parent with depression?

    How one family’s approach helped them cope

  • Is makeup a mask or a tool to increase confidence?

    Is makeup a mask or a tool to increase confidence?

    Why beauty isn’t one-dimensional

  • What’s it like to come out as bisexual?

    What’s it like to come out as bisexual?

    How a fresh start led to an “overwhelmingly liberating experience”

  • How can we support friends through grief?

    How can we support friends through grief?

    Why it's better to ask the wrong questions than to not ask at all

  • Can you be friends with someone who has opposing political views?

    Can you be friends with someone who has opposing political views?

    There's nothing wrong with healthy debate, but what if it goes too far?

  • Why do we feel we need to drink alcohol to have fun?

    Why do we feel we need to drink alcohol to have fun?

    An ex-drinker and an expert share their views

  • How can I stop overthinking everything?

    How can I stop overthinking everything?

    How one young woman learnt to control her thought processes

  • How can I help a friend with anxiety?

    How can I help a friend with anxiety?

    A young man explains how two sentences changed his life.

  • How can I help a friend who is self-harming?

    How can I help a friend who is self-harming?

    A young woman shares her experience of supporting loved ones who self-harm.

  • Does gaming change my behaviour?

    Does gaming change my behaviour?

    We hear from a young gaming enthusiast and an expert on the behavioural implications of gaming…

  • Is streaming killing the music industry?

    Is streaming killing the music industry?

    A young music fan gives his opinion.

  • Should we turn off social media?

    Should we turn off social media?

    ...or not? An expert and a young person share their points of view.

  • How do young women cope with male harassment?

    How do young women cope with male harassment?

    We hear from Mary, who tells us about the impact of unwanted male attention.

  • Should we all learn to speak ‘properly’?

    Should we all learn to speak ‘properly’?

    We hear from a young writer and a professional linguist about the implications of accent discrimination.

  • Is the internet more stressful for young people with ADHD?

    Is the internet more stressful for young people with ADHD?

    Clarissa talks about her day-to-day life online - and shares advice for messaging friends with ADHD.

  • Is there a right way to do lockdown?

    Is there a right way to do lockdown?

    We’re all stuck at home right now, but while some people are feeling super-productive, others would rather stay in bed…

  • What’s life like for young people with epilepsy?

    What’s life like for young people with epilepsy?

    We hear from Jemima, who tells us how she learnt to live with epilepsy – and how she refused to let it dominate her life.

  • Why do we copy famous people?

    Why do we copy famous people?

    You probably know someone who mimics their favourite influencer or celebrity. What’s that all about - and is it dangerous?

  • Should we be worried about knife crime?

    Should we be worried about knife crime?

    ...and what can we do about it as it evolves and moves into new areas?

  • What’s the internet like for young people on the autism spectrum?

    What’s the internet like for young people on the autism spectrum?

    College students talk about their lives online - and experts explain the challenges and advantages of digital tech.

  • Should parents ask permission before posting about their children?

    Should parents ask permission before posting about their children?

    Embarrassing photos and status updates might feel harmless - but they can cause real problems in the future...

  • What can we do about eco-anxiety?

    What can we do about eco-anxiety?

    The threat of global warming can be scary - especially for children. A young activist and a climate psychology therapist have a conversation about eco-anxiety.

  • How dangerous is nos?

    How dangerous is nos?

    Nos (aka Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide) is getting pretty popular. Here’s what you should know about it...

  • Does looking at screens rot your brain?

    Does looking at screens rot your brain?

    ...or give you square eyes? An expert and a young person share their points of view.

  • What’s the best way to deal with exam stress?

    What’s the best way to deal with exam stress?

    We all get nervous before tests - but for some of us, the pressure becomes too much. We asked an Oxford student and a mental health expert for their top exam stress tips.

  • How important is it to get enough sleep?

    How important is it to get enough sleep?

    We’re constantly told how crucial it is to get our nine hours every night. Find out why - and what you can do to keep up the routine.

  • What’s it like to have an eating disorder online?

    What’s it like to have an eating disorder online?

    A young woman tells the story of her anorexia - and an eating disorder expert talks about how tech has made her job harder.

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    What is consent?

    What is consent?

    We talk to a young person and a consent expert about sexual violence and the importance of boundaries.