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Educate don’t hate

*TRIGGER WARNING: mild homophobic abuse* Something unusual happened to me last week. I had travelled into the town centre for an appointment, and then discovered that it had been cancelled. I was just sitting on a bench contemplating having to … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo and the politics of disability

Recently, I visited the “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This exhibition comes as a result of a small treasure trove of Frida’s belongings and photographs being opened to the public … Continue reading

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Cutting Loose from plastic reliance

I have been asked to write occasional blog posts on behalf of Transition Stroud, a group which aims to make the Gloucestershire town of Stroud, where I live, as green and carbon-neutral as possible. My first piece is about “Loose”, … Continue reading

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“The boobs are dead, long live the boobs!”

The above quote appears in this article on the Guardian website, in a short piece written by well-known writer and radical feminist, Bidisha. This is in response to The Sun quietly deciding to cover up its famous “page 3 girl” with … Continue reading

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