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How purpose-built student accommodation hurts Edinburgh residents

A purpose-built student accommodation (PSBA) refers to the enticing capitalistic endeavour of building what should be university owned accommodation and then charging rents far higher for personal gain. These have…

The Hidden Gems of Edinburgh: Immigrant-Owned Businesses

Our city is teeming with rich history, diverse culture, and a vibrant community that spans across borders. Amidst the iconic landmarks and historic sites, there lies a tapestry of immigrant-owned…

Combating violence against women

In 2023, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women falls on 25th November and will mark the launch of 16 days of activism, culminating on 10th December,…

Keeping your culture alive in Edinburgh

‘-And if you lived in a place you had tospeak a foreign tongue,your mother tongue would rot,rot and die in your mouthuntil you had to spit it out.’ Sujata Bhatt,…

Coming Out as Trans in Edinburgh: The Dreaded ‘Coming Out’ Part

All this sounds very intense, but once it’s done you will have gotten over that first, stressful hurdle in your transition. Take it all one step at a time and…

Anti-Arabism and Islamophobia: the world desensitised to our suffering

Content warnings: racism, islamophobia, harassment, and death Whenever there’s unrest in the Middle East, there is a rise in anti-Arab sentiment and Islamophobia as well as increased desensitization towards Arab…

To be Arab in our Western world

As the Israeli government continues its war crimes, blatantly disregarding all human rights and refusing to give the Palestinian people back their land (encouraged from the sidelines by the United…

The conservative weaponisation of the fight for trans rights

Moments like this are demonstrating a concerning culture of transphobia within the Conservative party, and the party seems to be weaponising current debates around trans identities, standing strong on anti-trans…