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If Emma Lazarus could have words with Donald Trump

By Sofia Heller Emma Lazarus was a 19th century Jewish American writer whose poem “The New Colossus,” engraved on Lady Liberty’s platform, embraces immigrants as they enter the United States. Though she was from an upper class family, Lazarus defied societal restrictions and norms and dared others to do the same. She confronted sexism, anti-Semitism, and class struggles…

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There’s a reason I don’t have 100k for a housing deposit, and it’s not an £832 lottery ticket habit

By Pip Williams I’m a Millennial, and your out of touch saving plans don’t reflect my lifestyle Millennials – defined as the generation born between about 1980 and 2000 – are pretty much all adults now. When this September rolls around, the cohort of students hitting British universities will include students born in this millennium.…

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We must never look the other way

By Kaylen Forsyth Content note: Sexual assault, violence against women and girls People often look out of the window to avoid the problems sat right in front of them. When there is something in need of addressing, we tend to plunge into an irrelevant stream of thought in order to dismiss the matters at hand.…

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Sexism: Adaptable to the 21st Century

By Shira Small My sophomore year of high school, a dozen freshman boys created a March Madness style bracket evaluating each girl in the school to determine who was the prettiest. The domain they used required individual input, meaning they couldn’t just copy and paste names from the directory—they had to type in all 140 girls’ names…

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4 Body positive books to read right now

By Sophia Simon-Bashall Body positivity – or ‘bo-po’ – has been gaining mainstream momentum in this past year. In some moments, this has seemed wonderful. It is heart-warming and inspiring to be able to scroll through Instagram and see people showing their bodies some appreciation. Conversations have been started in publications and between people that…

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Check out our new project: SPARK AGENDA!

Hey everyone, check out our newest: SPARK AGENDA, a new online toolkit for youth activists! Like so many, we fell in love with AGENDA, a truly beautiful and creative social action guide for youth developed by activist Emma Renold, Professor of Childhood Studies at Cardiff University in Wales. Working with youth and the Welsh government, Emma built…

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Happy Playland webseries review

By Anna Hill Do you like musicals? And stories that centre women loving women? Then oh boy is this the webseries for you!! Made by the incredible Candle Wasters who have also made great and queer inclusive adaptations of the Shakespeare plays A Midsummer Nights Dream, as BRIGHT SUMMER NIGHT, Much Ado About Nothing as Nothing Much To Do and Love’s…

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We can’t keep denying Hurricane Harvey’s link to climate change

By Issy McConville In a moment that could have been plucked directly from a TV satire, US President Donald Trump complimented the large ‘turnout’ of a crowd of Texans recently devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Insensitive as he may be, Trump was pointing to a certain truth about the scale of Hurricane Harvey’s impact. With over…

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