Once democracy’s fragile shield is punctured, the rights and freedoms we hold dear will never be safe from the threat of authoritarianism

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From Windrush to Stephen Lawrence, modern-day Britain is stained with examples of systemic oppression and violence. As George Floyd’s murder has ignited the fires of protest across the pond, it’s time we took a look at our country’s own sins

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Once idolised as the epitome of “cool”, post-Brexit Britain has lost much of the sparkle that made it so appealing to its continental neighbours

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As bisexual men, we face erasure and harmful stereotypes at the hands of a society which refuses to acknowledge our existence — and it’s keeping us in the closet

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Conservative politicians ought to look at their party’s own horrific record on immigration and xenophobia before taking the moral high ground over their brasher counterparts across the pond

It’s time to take a seat and reflect on what it means to be queer

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As the FIFA Women’s World Cup unfolds over the coming weeks, it’s vital to remember how decades of misogyny, envy and social stigma destroyed a once-blossoming sport — and how the path to equality in football is far from over

Dick, Kerr’s Ladies football club, 1921

After years of being made to feel voiceless and unwelcome in their own home, the voter suppression of EU citizens in the European elections comes as little surprise

The cheerfully-optimistic formula of self-motivation manuals and “pop psychology” may have an obvious charm, but in many cases its inadvertent harm outweighs potential benefits

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The racist treatment and historical erasure of Titanic’s Chinese survivors should make us reflect on our current treatment of immigrants

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23-y/o Britalian, Oxford grad, published poet & singer/songwriter. Feminist, progressive & unafraid to share my views | Bylines: Indy, TIME, HuffPo, The Times

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