• 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...
  • H&M Release a Unisex Denim Collection

    Coinciding with the positive results for the University’s campaign for gender neutral toilets, the high street brand have released a unisex denim collection this week, entitled Denim United. The look is relaxed and edgy, with a merging of typically masculine and feminine styles. The collection features shirts, dungarees, jeans...
  • Times have changed, why not our words?

    I must start with a confession. Cardiff Metropolitan University has recently chosen to ban words they deemed politically incorrect. The list includes words ‘manpower’, and ‘sportsmanship’. On first reading, I found myself rarely, and rather worryingly, agreeing with the Daily Mail, who branded the decision as ridiculous. I couldn’t...