Social Issues

Ending stigma isn’t enough- mental health campaigning needs to get political. 

Ending stigma isn’t enough- mental health campaigning needs to get political.  So me and Prince Harry got another thing in common this last week- turns out he’s also had counselling. Woo #relatableroyals.  As part of his ‘HeadsTogether’ campaign, Prince Harry made the announcement that he sought counselling after the death of his mother. The comments… Continue reading Ending stigma isn’t enough- mental health campaigning needs to get political. 

Social Issues

Why are we capable of viewing horrific images of war zones yet still unable to have a serious conversation about the darker aspects of mental health?

Why are we capable of viewing horrific images of war zones yet still unable to have a serious conversation about the darker aspects of mental health? Flick on your news. Wait ten minutes. Make a brew. Keep watching. I guarantee that in this time you will have witnessed some horrific image of some warzone half… Continue reading Why are we capable of viewing horrific images of war zones yet still unable to have a serious conversation about the darker aspects of mental health?

America · Politics · Social Issues

In defence of Free Speech- even for people like Milo Yiannopoulos.

In defence of Free Speech- even for people like Milo Yiannopoulos. Between the Orwellian combination of Trump attempting to crack down on press freedoms, the UC Berkeley riots, and the proposed Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Bill in January, it seems the hallmark of a free society, freedom of speech, is under siege… Continue reading In defence of Free Speech- even for people like Milo Yiannopoulos.

International · Social Issues

Already broken your New Year resolution? Make another one- Do your bit and stop eating meat.

Already broken your New Year resolution? Make another one- Do your bit and stop eating meat. Most people’s resolutions don’t last longer than 2 months , meaning if you’re reading this, there’s a chance your commitment to healthier eating ended up with a kebab after a Saturday night or your gym membership has already started… Continue reading Already broken your New Year resolution? Make another one- Do your bit and stop eating meat.

Politics · Social Issues

Universal Basic Income will make Britain a better place.

Universal Basic Income will make Britain a better place. Britain’s welfare state is being brutally torn apart on all fronts, once the cornerstone of our society and the flagship policy of Attlee’s post war Government, it has experienced a tragic fall from grace. Well, a fall from grace and a couple stabbings, beatings and brutal… Continue reading Universal Basic Income will make Britain a better place.

British · Politics · Social Issues

Working class people and the class bias within British politics.

Working class people and the class bias within British Politics. The political sphere is something that seems completely alien to the majority of the British working class, more and more does it seem like a conversation between middle class white men about what to give us poor folk- “what benefits should ‘we’ give ‘them’? What… Continue reading Working class people and the class bias within British politics.

International · Social Issues

21 million people experience slavery each day.

While the view that slavery ended in the 19th century is one that allows us to comfortably float around without a care, the fact that the International Labour Organisation estimate that 21million men, women and children are bound by a form of slavery in the modern day is sure to burst this bubble[i]. Defined as… Continue reading 21 million people experience slavery each day.