• The Monochrome Rainbow: Has the Entertainment Industry Learned From Discrimination In The Past?

    The era of #OscarsSoWhite is over. Or at least, that’s what the entertainment industry will have you believe. After the backlash and boycotts of the 2015 and 2016 Academy Awards due to lack of diversity, the subsequent push for inclusivity in the entertainment industry resulted in some of the...
  • The Importance of ‘Hamilton’

    To those whose lives have not yet been enriched by the performance or soundtrack of arguably the greatest production to ever exist, fear not, for I will enlighten you on the phenomenon that is: Hamilton. This powerful, compelling and dynamic musical created solely by the ferociously talented Lin-Manuel Miranda...
  • “Me, Privileged? Is it Because I’m White?”

    Am I privileged? I don’t notice or feel like I’m more privileged than anyone else. But then I read a quote saying, “white privilege is like the air we breathe: we don't really know it's around us unless it's unavailable”, making me reconsider just how advantaged I really am....
  • Role Models: fashion favourites can be activists too

    Female models are in the spotlight for both their aesthetic and broader impact on the female population. Whilst recent dialogue has been more open about the impact of airbrushing, underweight models, and diversity in the fashion industry, many people dismiss female models as bad role models for young women....
  • Diversity and Inclusivity in the British Fashion Industry

    Inclusivity has become a buzz word for the fashion industry over the last few years, and it is undeniable that the runways are now more diverse than they were a decade ago. However, despite major changes in how the fashion world considers standards of beauty, it is also clear...
  • Diversity at University

      Rubin Verebes, 19, International Media and Communications Studies   “I am British-born with Hungarian and Polish roots. My Dad is from Canada and my Mum is English, and we’ve been living in Hong Kong for ten years.” Do you think Nottingham University is diverse? “I think Nottingham is...
  • Queering the bookshelves: a Century of Same-sex Fiction

    As a self-confessed bookworm, fiction has always been my way of making sense of the world. But when I began to question my sexuality in my mid-teens I became disenchanted with the popular Young Adult series that I was reading; the best-selling books, such as The Princess Diaries, Harry Potter,...