• “There Needs To Be A Real Change, We Need To Feel Safer”: An Interview With Becky Gumbiti-Zimuto

    After witnessing what she believed to be a particularly forceful arrest of a young woman outside Rock City in September of this year, Becky filed a complaint with Nottinghamshire Police. The disillusioning response she received was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and inspired her to pen an...
  • Why Am I Still Protesting For The Rights My Mother Fought For Forty-Four Years Ago?

    On Saturday, I took to the streets of Nottingham with hundreds of other women and girls in order to ‘Reclaim The Night’. Together we pounded the pavement. Together we shouted, chanted, whistled, screamed, and laughed. There were glow sticks and drums, fairy lights and blowhorns. In other words: we...
  • Politicisation Of The Poppy: ‘Can Any Of Us Relate To This Anymore?’

    With the debate surrounding the politics and expectations of wearing a poppy reigniting each year around Remembrance Sunday, Orla Newstead questions whether the poppy is still an effective act of remembrance, or if it is now synonymous with those who utilise it for political cause....
  • Losing A Parent At A Young Age

    I was 13 when my mother died. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour just after I turned one, and then Multiple Sclerosis a few years after that. Consequently, I grew up as a young carer, and Mum being unwell or in and out of hospital for countless surgeries...
  • Girl’s Night In Boycott: “Nothing Has Changed”

    In light of the last few weeks, the lack of safety and security for young women has never been more apparent. As I am sure you’ve heard, there has been a concerning increase in the reports of spiking, both in drinks and by needle, in bars and clubs in...
  • Does Art Make Us Human?

    In the book I read for GCSE ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazou Ishiguro, the antagonists are clones who are strongly encouraged to do art as children in their dystopian school. As adults they go looking for answers as to why their art was so sacred and are met...
  • A Whole Rotten Orchard: Sexism And Policing In Britain

    The issues our police have with sexism has been no more apparent than today, in light of the murder of Sarah Everard. But we have to shed the maxim that it’s just a few bad apples and start recognising that we’re faced with a whole rotten orchard....