How the modelling industry changed in the 2010s
Over the last decade a sharp shift has happened in the way the modelling industry both operates and is perceived. Here's one former model's take on the changes – from increased diversity to the social media revolution.
We don't need to look real on social media
Why do we still operate under the assumption that Instagram is where we show our authentic selves?
Rachel Charlene Lewis
Vue pulling Blue Story from its cinemas perpetuates racist stereotypes
Youth activist Athian Akec calls for a boycott of Vue cinemas, following its the regressive reaction to an incident at one of its screens on Saturday
Don’t feel bad for dumping me for my mental illness
If you’re reading this and we used to date I don’t blame you for how things ended. I’m also sorry for all those drunk texts.
The death of gay clubbing and the rise of the alt queer night
How events like Homobloc are ushering in a new era for LGBT+ clubbers.
transphobia is alive and well both in and outside the queer community
More cisgender queer people need to oppose transphobia, urgently.
how the 'stormzy effect' is changing the narrative around elite university access
In acknowledging the tireless hard work of Cambridge's African and Caribbean Society, Stormzy has spotlighted the Black students reforming access systems and governance from within.
what’s it like being a black woman gamer in 2019?
A look at the rampant misogynoir of the global gaming community.
the hidden meaning behind what politicians wear
Whether it's Bernie Sanders's oversized suits or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's hoop earrings, their sartorial choices represent more than just personal style.
portraits of hong kong's young protestors
Hong Kong photographer Eric has been documenting what the city's young people wear to protest – from face masks and goggles to plastic-wrapping.
when your body is treated by men as if it's a house to be lived in
Read an extract from 'Soft Fruit in the Sun' by Oliver Zarandi, a new anthology best described as 'tender body-horror'.
how butch/femme subcultures allow gay women to thrive
Whether reclaiming femininity from the male gaze or rejecting feminine gender norms by embracing butch, the subculture is intrinsically radical: it empowers lesbians to renounce patriarchal standards of beauty.