Freedom and tyranny

This post will be discussing the racist reaction to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie and Idris Elba potentially as Bond, referencing Azealia Bank’s amazing rant and Ben Okri’s article. I’ve been getting annoyed with the amount of people I’ve seen saying that Rush Limbaugh has a point that Idris Elba can’t be Bond because Bond is white…

Feminism in a small package

I was very excited to discover the articles on Feminist Media Studies, with titles like: ”Your a Ugly, Whorish, Slut”: Understanding E-bile. (Mis)Perceptions Around Intimate Partner Violence in the Music Video and Lyrics for “Love the Way You Lie” It was brilliant to see these issues addressed in researched articles that built up a body…

#BringBackOurGirls

Boko Haram. This name stands for an Islamic militant group in Nigeria who have waged a violent campaign in the north-west for five years now. Due to one of their attacks the airport was closed, making travel difficult and isolation and miscommunication highly likely. Boko Haram stands for ‘Western education is a sin’, and they often kidnap…

Blog Tour: How’s writing work?

This post is part of Blog Tour, a series of posts by poets and fiction writers, in which they respond to four questions about their writing process. Janet Rogerson invited me to participate and here is a link to Janet’s blog, where you can find her amazing work. At the end of this post I’ll link to…

#SSHHI: Reclaim the Night

Hey guys, Excited to have taken part in Pride House Manchester/To Russia with Love last night. Started off at Taurus Bar where Pride House Manchester is based, fake snow whirling in the cold. Then marched a circuit of the village ending up back at Taurus where I wanna hold your hand began waltzing the air.…

Coming Out: Les vs Fem

Which is harder? Coming out as a lesbian, or coming out as a feminist. I’ve been thinking about coming out as a tradition, I read an article about coming out with your sexuality, how it really isn’t a necessary part of life. We will hopefully dispense with the need for a coming out moment in…