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9 Longreads You Need In Your Life Right Now

The best longform reporting, feature stories, and personal essays from BuzzFeed UK over the last month.

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4. Here's What It Was Like To Grow Up In The Modelling Industry – Rosalind Jana

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"On the one hand, as a teenager, modelling did throw opportunities and possibilities my way that I couldn’t have experienced elsewhere. On the other, I was plunged into a world where I was celebrated for the way I looked."

6. Here's What You Should Know About That Immersive "Moulin Rouge" Production – Anna James

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'If I could tell teenage me anything it's this: You will be able to visit the Moulin Rouge of your imagination, and be part of it, to drink and dance without guilt, and feel as close to comfortable in your own body as you’ll have ever felt."

7. How The Grenfell Tower Community Helped Themselves – Because No One Else Would – Aisha Gani

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The inside story of how local volunteers came together to open up refuge centres, collect donations, create a database of survivors, and provide legal advice – while the authorities were nowhere to be seen.

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