Social Activism

In an Age of Uncertainty, Uniting Communities Should Be Our Priority

Sam Williams | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Williams

The historic vote to leave the EU has still not properly sunk in for many communities across the UK. Indeed, the jury is still out as to what the impact of the vote - and of course the long-winded process of actually leaving the EU - will be on people's lives. Uncertainty over the future economic stability of the UK, and by extension society as a whole, has arguably never been more acute.

Bloodwise: Beating Blood Cancer

Jack Abrey | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Jack Abrey

Losing my Dad was the worst thing that's ever happened to me and I want to do everything I can to make sure that no one has to go through what I did again.

Humanity, You're Fired!

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

"The market has decided this is my stuff," won't work for much longer because there soon won't be enough people with jobs to support a market. The next phase of the history of stuff might be, "We all get the same stuff," but that sounds suspiciously like socialism, which can't possibly be right...

How Brexit Has Crippled TTIP

Adam Hamdy | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Reports coming out of Brussels and Washington suggest that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, otherwise known as TTIP, has been crippled, possibly killed, by Brexit. Informed sources suggest that TTIP will be parked until Britain's Article 50 negotiations have been completed and that there is now a possibility that the deal will never be concluded.

Emma Watson, Gloria Steinem, and My 10-year-old Daughter

Leah Jewett | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Jewett

It feels like a historic moment, 24 February 2016. Actor Emma Watson, at 25 a rising-star feminist, is set to interview the revolutionary Gloria Steinem, 85-year-old activist, campaigner, legend. Outspoken-celebrity Britain meets era-defining America. One has seen the light; the other has lit the way.

Some Thoughts on Encouraging Reflective Self-Critique for Human Rights Activists & Advocates and Seekers of Social Justice

Noam Schimmel | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK
Noam Schimmel

I find myself asking these questions and being concerned with the issues they raise in relation to my human rights advocacy and social change efforts and those of others.

Why I Co-Founded a Festival Dedicated to Discussing Sexual Assault

Winnie M Li | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK
Winnie M Li

Are you one of us? There's millions of us out there. That's a question (and an answer) posed by a group of rape survivors in our recent video for the Clear Lines Festival, the UK's first-ever festival dedicated to talking about sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion.

Activist Burnout: Have I Gone Off The Deep End? (Or 'The Unbearable Heaviness of Being')

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cerian Jenkins

Sometimes I worry that I've become nothing more than a human embodiment of a 'worthy cause' telethon. The issues which I feel so passionately about s...

Why No One Likes an Activist

Emma Letessier | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Emma Letessier

While I'm all for being passionate and championing a cause, I also believe it must be said that along with any kind of activism must come a strong sense of peace and love.

150 Years Of Lesbians: A Library Of Ladies Who Love Each Other (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

A magazine editor has collated a striking gallery of images of lesbians from the last 150 years. Marie Lyn Bernard was inspired by her online maga...

Don't Patronise Us - We Don't All Aspire to Be Kim Kardashian

Natasha Lipman | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK
Natasha Lipman

Why is there always this assumption that young people are so enthralled by the razzle-dazzle of celebrity, and that they are unable to find their own role models?

Cannes: Lights, Camera, Direct Action

Jane Witherspoon | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jane Witherspoon

One week in and the team are still bearing up... just! We decided to have a night off - which in Cannes meant we watched a film. So we ordered pizzas and sat down to watch iLL Manors - Ben Drew aka Plan B's new film. Maybe not the wisest film choice for a night of switching off/escapism.