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Can you be Pro-life and a Feminist?

Here is an article I recently wrote on the problem of the University of Bristol’s Pro-life Feminist society in calling themselves a ‘feminist’ group. Ellie Pendry discusses Bristol University’s ‘Pro-Life Feminist’ society and the problem with their use of the word feminism. Content warning: abortion, rape There has been a lot of recent controversy surrounding theContinue reading “Can you be Pro-life and a Feminist?”

Podcast: What is the public value of the humanities?

On completion of my own liberal arts degree, I made a podcast about the public value of the arts and humanities. They are important to society as they help to cultivate a social-consciousness. Includes excerpts from an interview with the head of humanities at Bristol University.

Repurposing clothes to fit & The Bangladesh Accord

After watching this years’ series of The Great British Sewing Bee (which had some incredibly inspired and technically difficult garments), I decided to repurpose some clothes from my wardrobe to give them a new lease of life. For my birthday, I received this great book ‘The Great British Sewing Bee: The Techniques’ As an amateurContinue reading “Repurposing clothes to fit & The Bangladesh Accord”

Bunting for Jules

I made this bunting as a birthday present for my friend, Jules. I used offcuts of fabric I had left over from other things I already made – reusing fabrics does not have to be ugly! (scroll to bottom of page to see a clear vid of the bunting) Before investing in new fabrics, itContinue reading “Bunting for Jules”

Piers Morgan and the Discourse on Free Speech

Here is an article I recently wrote for That’s What She Said magazine about Piers Morgan and the far-right’s co-opting of free speech and political correctness: https://twssmagazine.com/2021/03/25/piers-morgan-and-the-discourse-on-free-speech/ Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah has been a spectacle for the masses in these past weeks. Piers Morgan departed from Good Morning Britain in theContinue reading “Piers Morgan and the Discourse on Free Speech”

DIY Unif tie-dye top

This tee on Unif and was retailing for £45 which seemed quite expensive, so I looked into doing it myself. Tie-dying is an easy and cheap way to give once dull or plain clothes a new lease of life. You just need a plain white shirt and some tie-dye which you can find online. ThereContinue reading “DIY Unif tie-dye top”

Charity Shops, Depop and the Gentrification of Second-hand Clothing

Here is a recent article I wrote for That’s What She Said magazine about the appropriation of second-hand clothing! Charity-shopping has become increasingly popular in the past decade, especially amongst young people. This might initially seem like a good thing for the community at large: the charities involved are receiving more money, and the second-handContinue reading “Charity Shops, Depop and the Gentrification of Second-hand Clothing”

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