Ahead of his latest album release, I talk to hit-making sensation Blackbear on his first Father’s Day, a future collaboration with Elton John and his feelings behind making "everything means nothing".
"Things are not getting worse. They are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight as we continue to pull back the veil". - Adrienne Maree Brown
Calm in Chaos: a general rambling post from me amongst the uncertain times which are COVID-19 and how I generally stay sane when it feels like the world is ending.
Is Black female representation as presented in film just a trend?
Originally posted on The National Student.
In the midst of the US President's continued active denial of climate change and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's unclear stance on the issue, we sit in the most brutally severe heatwave we've had since 1911. It's easy for anybody to feel discouraged and anxious about the environmental trajectory. As a student or young person, there [...]
A piece exploring the impact of Djuna Barnes in queer literature. Originally posted on The National Student.
How Daniel Steegmann Mangrané effectively expressed the damages of climate change and colonialism through a virtual utopia.
The closing of a year is often lead with great anticipation. Halloween, bonfire night, Thanksgiving (for my American readers), Hanukkah, Christmas celebrations and then finally...the New Years build up. Then creeps in January, dragging its oversized shoes on the floor. January is like the Maroon 5 performing at the Super Bowl of months, despite my [...]
On October 26th, the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery launched a new effervescent exhibition titled 'Still I Rise' which runs until 27th January, 2019. The name stems from Maya Angelou’s empowering poem from 1978 which tackles subjects of prejudice and injustice. Similarly to the poem, the exhibition showcases themes of resistance, gender, feminism and resilience as [...]
Even if you don't recognise the name, you would have encountered his work in some shape or form; Tyler Spangler is a Cali-native artist who rose to fame through his lurid, bold and vibrant pieces. As Jealous Gallery puts it, Tyler's work focuses on the formalist relationship between images removed from their original context, while exploring [...]