Out

~ I’m drawn towards rainbows, All those colours; Marching, Marching. What sin have I done? To need to prove, My right to love. Was I wired wrong? Did red go into blue, And blue hang…

Burning: Greenhouse Fires & Embittered Desires

It is always hard to write about foreign films, especially when they are so clearly speaking to issues so prevalent to their contemporary culture. So not being South Korean, I feel somewhat ill-equipped to discuss…

Can eating plants save the world?

As the global population increases and the strain we place on the earth increases with it, global warming and its effects become increasingly harder to ignore. We all are aware of what’s happening - we…

Coming out from one family to another

When it comes to the LGBTQI+ community, coming out stories is rarely a warm and comfortable experience for people. Although my own coming out was not traumatic, there were elements of discomfort and anxiety, particularly…

Carlton Draught and seaweed

The last time I felt like I culturally belonged was over 15 years ago, and I don’t remember it. I’ve been trying to deny my heritage since before I can remember. My first words were…

The pain, the politics and the enlightenment of…

“I’d never be caught dead in that” said my osteopathologist, who I’ll call Teddy for the purposes of this article, grinning as he scrolled through Alok’s Instagram. “Confident isn’t he” he says, with his eyes…

The Future is Female

Rokafella, one of the first women to acclaim the reputation of a b-girl or break dancer, once said, “Don’t rely on your beauty. Try not to lean so much into it. It can be a…