Several years ago, I had a short contract working in the Communications team of a charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Sorting through the postal responses to direct mail fundraising campaigns was something akin to playing Russian roulette – would the envelope contain a cheque and kind […]
Out of the horror of George Floyd’s murder, a spark has been lit. The civil rights movement in the US has a long history of inspiring movements elsewhere, and the might of our siblings across the Atlantic has once again reverberated at a critical juncture for our world. Comments from […]
Is it just me or is anyone else getting seriously eerie vibes at the supermarket nowadays? I’ve been trying to maintain a keep-calm-and-carry-on attitude to the outbreak thus far, but seeing the aisles emptied of non-perishables and shopping trollies stacked with toilet paper gives one the sense that shit is […]
There are some despairs in life that no amount of mindfulness practice and positive affirmations can alleviate. The fact that we’re facing the very real possibility of living through a time where Trump is the leader of the ‘free world’ and Boris the Johnson is our Prime Minister is one of them.
The British Empire is no badge of honour, so why are some of the highest accolades in the land given out in its name? It’s time for a rebrand.
It gets boring being trotted out as evidence of the absence of racism to placate the consciences of people who can’t be arsed to put the work in.
What do you get when you cross football hooligans with toffs? MPs debating in the House of Commons. I won’t be pursuing a career as a Christmas cracker joke writer anytime soon, but who needs jokes when our political establishment is the biggest one out there? This isn’t going to […]
I brought in my 30th birthday with a bowl of Lucky Charms and a mimosa delivered by my beau, overlooking the ocean from a terrace on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It was the best birthday I’d had to date – and not just because of the exotic surroundings, company […]