Attenborough’s Insta moment: A waste of time or a green revolution?

While I love seeing Sir David Attenborough on my Insta feed, I can’t help but ask myself: is there any point? Few people have achieved the same level of universal appeal as Sir David Attenborough. I’d struggle to think of another old white man as beloved (with the possible exception of Father Christmas).  Through my…

Blinded by diet culture

I’ve been blinded by diet culture since my early teenage years. Throughout the years, I realised that it deprived me of meaningful relationships and personal development. I know that I’m not the only one under the influence of this toxic culture which limits personal development. I’m pretty sure we are all on the same page…

Why does the world hate teenage girls?

There are stereotypes and judgments made about every age group, but perhaps none more criticised than teenage girls. Labelled as hormonal, hysterical and obsessive, teenage girls are often hated purely for having a passion, but what have they done so wrong? Teenage girls are the backbone of many fandoms. These are fans who spend a…

Triggered on Depop

Hidden amongst the vintage gems there’s a lot of harmful content on Depop – but who’s really responsible? My relationship with fashion can be summed up with these two facts: 1) I only buy second-hand, and 2) while I adore clothes, I really, really hate the physical act of shopping. There is no joy to…

My education made me a feminist for all the wrong reasons

By Marie Goodwin Feminism today is still viewed by many as an outdated relic of the past. Unfortunately, it appears that a lot of us have been fooled into thinking all the hard work has been done. At twenty-one, I have already experienced a myriad of pretty anti-feminist encounters that have led me to proudly…

I am sick of bartending equalling objectification

By Olivia Stringer I thoroughly enjoy bartending. I enjoy making cocktails, staying for drinks after work, chatting to slightly bevved customers. What I do not love is the inherent sexism which seems to exist in every single alcohol serving establishment in the United Kingdom. It appears that men (usually middle aged and whom almost always…

Ageing like a fine vintage: Reflecting on the world of sustainable fashion

By John Ogundele On a classic rain-soaked Manchester evening, sheltered under the roof of a photography studio, I had an aha moment. I was, in fact, attending Manchester’s Sustainable Fashion Party, an event celebrating local businesses and independent creatives working to make fashion more sustainable. I wasn’t struck with the solution to Hawking’s Black Hole…

Is COVID-19 the last chance to keep Barcelona’s culture alive?

By Amelia Smith  We all know Barcelona as the vibrant city of Catalonia; famous for its street performers, rich culture and beautiful architecture. A city which receives over 30 million tourists a year, the rich tapestry of culture that was once lost in society has suddenly had a revival due to COVID-19. Ditch the tourists, support the…