PRIDE

PRIDE

A few days ago I went to the shops to get some food and walked past the stand where the DVD’s normally are. But they were gone and had been replaced with these T-shirts. I immediately bought one. I apologise for the awful photos but I only had my phone…

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ACTIVISM: on yer’ bike!

ACTIVISM: on yer’ bike!

My beloved hybrid bike, a good bike for a beginner! In the past year my love for cycling has been rekindled. I cycled a lot as a child, I would cycle to school and then spend my free time going down past the river and to the parks. But like…

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ACTIVISM: THE TRUE COST OF ‘FAST FASHION’

ACTIVISM: THE TRUE COST OF ‘FAST FASHION’

We all love a bargain. Especially around christmas time, you can still spread Christmas cheer without hurting your wallet. For many of us shopping in high street chains that specialise in ‘fast fashion’ is just part of everyday life and we love being able to buy cheap clothes, shoes and…

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ACTIVISM: THE WHITE RIBBON DAY CAMPAIGN

ACTIVISM: THE WHITE RIBBON DAY CAMPAIGN

Around the world a staggering 1 in 3 women has experienced violence.  I chose this topic today as one of my posts as it is incredibly close to my heart. To me, it is something that is of the utmost importance to end. Seeing the worlds monuments light up in…

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ACTIVISM: THE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN

ACTIVISM: THE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN

Years ago the media was completely controlled by corporate entities and women fell into one of two categories: the housewife image or the glamorous sex object. Now in the digital age, we have social media as well as the mainstream media. Media is now accessible by almost everyone and how…

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Save the Bees!
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Save the Bees!

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee In the past few years I have become really concerned about the environment. Being at University I’ve met other like minded individuals and when I moved…

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ACTIVISM: SEAWORLD AND ORCA FREEDOM. A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE.

ACTIVISM: SEAWORLD AND ORCA FREEDOM. A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE.

As a journalism student, I am studying a module called ‘re-thinking journalism’. This module is teaching us to think about digital activism and how new communication and technological changes are being used to drive political and social changes around the world. We’ve just learned about ‘slacktivism’: “Actions performed via the…

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