• LGBTQIA+ Lifestyles and Struggles

    Many of us here at the University of Nottingham are either part of the LGBTQIA+ community, or we know someone who is be that a friend, family member or work colleague. The term LGBTQIA+ encompasses many identities with the acronym standing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexuality/Aromantic,...
  • 3, 2, 1… Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action (also known as positive discrimination in the UK) is a system whereby members of groups known to have been previously discriminated against are given preferential treatment in the employment or education process. This can be in the form of quotas, or just employer/recruiter making their decision with...
  • Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance.

    Last week I visited the Contemporary’s newest exhibition, Still I Rise. Displayed across four galleries, Still I Rise has over 100 exhibits, including new commissions as well as previous work not often exhibited here in the UK. Each gallery offers a different thematic perspective and are all open for...
  • Book Review: She Wants It: Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy

    Film and television director, seven-time-nominated and two-time Emmy winner, and winner of a Golden Globe, Jill Soloway is a force to be reckoned with. Their hits include the feature length film Afternoon Delight, and the Amazon favourites I Love Dick and Transparent. And now Soloway has turned once more...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I don’t know what to wear for halloween…

    Dear Auntie Carol… I have absolutely no idea what to dress as for Halloween! Can you help? Auntie Carol says… What a timely question! Welcome to an ooky spooky edition of Auntie Carol! No, we’re not going to let the fact that Halloween is TOMORROW phase us – after...
  • #MyGenderisMine Showcase

    Upon entering Portland’s studio, I was instantly struck by the warm and jovial atmosphere that radiated from within. I showed up a little earlier than anyone else and was introduced to some of the minds behind the showcase: Andy, and the photographer Antoinette Belle. “I started this campaign to...
  • Behind the Scenes – Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt?

    With four actors playing one single character, Claire Dowie’s Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt? is a personal drama unlike any other. Taking the form of a single dramatic monologue, Dowie’s play explores the life of a girl struggling to grow up under societal pressure to conform to...