hero of the week
hero of the week: the grime artist who took on the tories over windrush
Marci Phonix wore a “No Blacks No Dogs No Irish” hoodie as he challenged a conservative MP on the deportation of British Caribbeans.
hero of the week: the women striking at yarl’s wood detention centre
Women at the facility have been on hunger strike for a month, protesting their ‘indefinite’ detention (which is illegal in all other European countries) and “inhumane conditions”, supported by protesters across the UK.
hero of the week: liv wynter, who resigned as tate artist in residence
After Tate director Maria Balshaw made comments that appeared to blame the victims of sexual harassment, Liv – an artist, #WhereIsAnaMendieta activist, and domestic abuse survivor – resigned to highlight the issue.
hero of the week: sridevi, trailblazing bollywood actor
The first female Bollywood superstar, Sridevi Kapoor was an 80s icon who played beer-swilling, man-fighting badasses, recently making a comeback with English Vinglish. She died unexpectedly a few days ago.
hero of the week: emma gonzález, who called ‘bs’ on the gun lobby
The first of our weekly heroes, Emma witnessed the Florida school shooting, and made a powerful, uncompromising speech about gun control that moved the world.