Empowering the individual

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“Enlightenment, discovery, empowerment and progress” at the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation’s annual conference BY SASKI SINGER, IMAGE @SASKISINGER WITH BEN COHEN MBE “Enlightenment, discovery, empowerment, progress.” These are just a few words that would describe this years Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation’s annual conference: Empowering The Individual. Followed by their prestigious awards ceremony, StandUp celebrated the [….]

Get your kicks: Women’s football is on the up

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“Diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of women’s football” BY MEGAN EVANS @MEG_SEVANS, IMAGES MEG EVENS, NAZ AHMED AND HOLLY DOWNING A record-breaking crowd of 77,768 people witnessed the England women’s football team (#TheLionesses) take on Germany at Wembley Stadium recently. Unfortunately, England suffered a 2-1 defeat as Germany just managed to sneak one [….]

OPINION: Exhausted by hate but committed to equality

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Editor-in-chief Carrie Lyell writes from the heart on the formation of an organisation who have removed the T from LGB BY CARRIE LYELL I’ve been stuck in a kind of creative paralysis these last seven days. It’s a bit like writer’s block, but worse. Try as I might, I just can’t find the words to [….]

Opinion: “Trans and non-binary representation is exceedingly vital”

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Playwright Nelly Kelly reflects on 10 years of the groundbreaking piece of theatre, and an extraordinary twist of fate BY NELLY KELLY I can still remember the day I read The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven. I was sitting on the floor propped against the single bed in my mum’s box room, having [….]

REVIEW: Tegan & Sara live in Illinois

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“The emotional turmoil, the boyfriends that were never right, the journal entries – so much of this show resonated with me” BY DEBS BAIRD. IMAGE TEGAN & SARA, HIGH SCHOOL. Illinois, USA. 15 October 2019: Neon bursts of nostalgia blasted through me as soon as the twin sisters took to the stage. I immediately sensed [….]

OPINION: How I learned to own my bisexuality

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“It’s hard to see yourself as real when the rest of the world tells you you’re not” WORDS BY JESSICA BONNIE, IMAGE BY SAMANTHA GARROTE FOR PEXELS It took me 27 years to realise my “radical self-acceptance” was hinged on performing my bisexuality for the approval of other people. “YOLO” was my identity in my [….]