Tag : eleanor noyce

Why Desiree Akhavan’s ‘The Bisexual’ is Queer Representation at its Finest

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How many queer mixed-race women can you name that have written, directed and produced? Probably not many. Even better, how many bisexual mixed-race women can you name? It goes without saying that queer women, particularly BME and mixed-race queer women, struggle to be accurately represented in the media. So, it’s … Read More

Sundara Karma Make a Not So Triumphant Return With New Single, ‘Illusions’

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Tuesday saw the much-anticipated release of indie band Sundara Karma’s new single, ‘Illusions’. Attendees of their set at Saturday’s Neighbourhood festival in Manchester were treated to an exclusive listening of this; Twitter tells me the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Sundara Karma is a band which will appease any generic indie … Read More

The mental health of NHS workers is in jeopardy: the Conservative government should learn from Germany about how to treat doctors and nurses properly

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It’s no secret that the NHS is in crisis. Chronically underfunded by the current Conservative administration, in 2017 NHS Funding stated that it would need £30 billion to plug the funding gap. The response of Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, was to provide a measly sum of £8 billion. … Read More

A Chance To Voice LGBTQ+ Mental Health Struggles

12 months ago / 0 comments

LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations, now materialising in major towns and cities all over the country throughout the summer, are now fundamental social events. Thousands come together to celebrate the diversity and unity of the community, and yet, one topic commonly remains subject to either silence or stigma: mental health. World Mental ... Read More

LGBTQ+ Asylum Seeking: An Unrecognised Struggle

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The rights afforded to us as citizens in one of the leading countries in the Western world, the UK, are often taken for granted. We forget that rights have not been afforded to us since the beginning of time; the battles for abortion rights, the right to vote, human rights, … Read More

Diabulimia: The invisible illness that desperately needs to be addressed.

1 year ago / 0 comments

Type one diabetes is not a widely understood condition. It’s an enigma in the way it materialises, and it’s an enigma to society, too. In many ways, type one diabetes is an invisible illness. It presents invisible problems, of which diabulimia is one. The effects are devastating and commonly felt … Read More

Heteronormativity, Sexism and Disrespect: The Mirror’s Attack on Women Must Not Be Ignored

1 year ago / 0 comments

The power of the tabloid press in the contemporary world is an undeniable truth. Though the outcome of the General Election in June signified the failure of tabloids, such as The Sun and The Daily Mail, to influence the vote as strongly as in past years, the monopoly they hold … Read More

Theresa May’s avoidance of the media: a smart political game and a betrayal of democracy

1 year ago / 0 comments

In light of the decision to hold a General Election in June 2017, Theresa May has not initiated much direct contact with the media. By contrast, Jeremy Corbyn has kick-started the campaign for Labour by maintaining a conscious media presence. Images of Corbyn visiting constituencies; visiting primary schools, and attending … Read More

Review: SS-GB: The shape of society had the Germans won the Battle of Britain.

2 years ago / 0 comments

Our understanding of the modern world is often conducted in terms of being post-1945, making WWII the pinnacle of modernity. It is, therefore, quite difficult to imagine what the contemporary political landscape would look like, had the Germans won the Battle of Britain in 1940. Fresh from the BBC, original … Read More

Waterstones: putting on a front

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Independent institutions mark a rebellion against the capitalist agenda and everything it stands for. Chain stores often uphold this continuation of capitalism by favouring profit over individual enterprise, forgetting the original purpose behind the creation of such a store. Bookshops are some of the most wonderful creations of British society; … Read More