All posts tagged poverty

What Brexit Blinds

It’s fair to say that British politics has never seemed so chaotic. Surrounded by roaring tunnels, punctuated by the incessant howling of the London Underground, I have spent many an […]

Ending the Homelessness Crisis.

Winter is already upon us and a little earlier than expected. We are blessed to have extra blankets, warm clothes, and central heating to keep us comfortably warm, however, not […]

Who controls the present, controls the past: History lost and forgotten.

From astrology and science to Mathematics, agriculture and trade, the Middle East harbours the groundworks of many modern Western society’s key institutions. Never mind that the world’s three dominant religions […]

Does childhood exist anymore? If we aren’t going to change our society for ourselves, we have to at least make it better for the next generation

Who remembers being ten? I can’t say my first year in the big double figures is that memorable, but as far I can recall, it was pretty good. Yes, my […]

Buggy Baby: The lovechild of Harold Pinter and Stanley Kubrick that inverts and reveals all about human behaviour

Gallow humour, hedonistic horror, a homage to the traumas impacting refugees are not three elements you would traditionally mix together, but in Buggy Baby, these three distinct styles blend perfectly […]

Life, it’s a maelstrom but you’ll be ok – celebrating the women who have overcome the storm in their minds

So, it was International Women’s Day on Thursday. In the year of #MeToo and Time’s Up, the key push for the year was #PressforProgress. This was centred around motivating and […]

QMUL Netball raise donations for Bloody Good Period

Last Friday, QMUL Netball hosted a collection for Bloody Good Period, an incredible charity that is working to end period poverty by providing ‘menstrual supplies to asylum seekers, refugees and […]

Victoria Park and East London’s Contradictions

Victoria Park is a potent symbol of East London’s many contradictions, straddling the fluid border between South Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Here you can see impossibly expensive townhouses, staring down […]

Reflections On Senegal

In June 2016, I embarked on a 10-week placement to Senegal with Y Care International, a government funded development programme. Along with 6 other UK volunteers, our main objectives were […]