Does Drake Deserve A Pass?

I learned many things in my years as a teacher. A big one was that 18 year old girls are younger in the mind than society allows them to be. This has been on my mind this week with allegations that Drake is dating an 18 year old model and giving relationship advice to a... Continue Reading →

Is British Culture Undermined By Multiculturalism? A Photo Essay

I was sitting at the University of Hull library today, when I saw this headline in The Guardian. I thought about Hull, the city that I live in, which  is the third poorest local authority in the country and voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU. Instead of writing a long treatise as to my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

Why Are We Unhappy?

Since leaving work in March, I have learned a lot about myself. This is to be expected, since I spend most days reading, researching and writing. One of the most important things that I have learned is that I am no different to the majority of people. Lest I be accused of writing the world's... Continue Reading →

How Botham Jean’s Killing Is Framed Follows The Playbook. That Needs To Change

"Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?" - Hamilton In America, there is a media playbook for how to talk about mass shootings and guns. It's so ingrained, late night talk show hosts have joked about it often. There's also a playbook when an unarmed black man is killed. Sadly, it's being... Continue Reading →

Can We Talk About The Democratic Of Congo? Part 2

I spent the morning watching City of Joy, a documentary set in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), about a centre of the same name, that is opened in Bukavu, to work with female victims of the war that have suffered an almost unbearable amount. I wrote this on Twitter directly afterwards: I don't know... Continue Reading →

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