The rise of ‘eco-anxiety’ in an Extinction Rebellion era

In the midst of the US President's continued active denial of climate change and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's unclear stance on the issue, we sit in the most brutally severe heatwave we've had since 1911. It's easy for anybody to feel discouraged and anxious about the environmental trajectory. As a student or young person, there [...]

What I learnt from celebrating ‘Galentine’s Day’

The closing of a year is often lead with great anticipation. Halloween, bonfire night, Thanksgiving (for my American readers), Hanukkah, Christmas celebrations and then finally...the New Years build up. Then creeps in January, dragging its oversized shoes on the floor. January is like the Maroon 5 performing at the Super Bowl of months, despite my [...]

Still I Rise: ‘Feminisms, Gender, Resistance’ Exhibition Review

On October 26th, the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery launched a new effervescent exhibition titled 'Still I Rise' which runs until 27th January, 2019. The name stems from Maya Angelou’s empowering poem from 1978 which tackles subjects of prejudice and injustice. Similarly to the poem, the exhibition showcases themes of resistance, gender, feminism and resilience as [...]