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Who’s allowed to be Proud? Corporate Pride and Representation at the Proud Scotland Awards

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the third Proud Scotland Awards, an awards ceremony celebrating the hard work of LGBTQ+ people in communities across the country. Hosted at the Sheraton Hotel here in Edinburgh, the night certainly delivered on the glamour I was expecting from such a venue. Seeing so many wonderful queer […]

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Does the Friends reunion mark the rise of ‘uncancelled’ culture?

Rating – ⭐ Who needs enemies when you have Friends like these? The Aniston and Schwimmer ‘real life’ love story mirroring the fictional storyline appeared a decoy for dealing with any real issues, proving unaccountability as the true hallmark of the 90s show. Goodbye, old Friends – It’s been great avenging the past and demanding accountability. A former […]

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Getting Diagnosed With ADHD At University: What I’ve Learned

The average age of diagnosis for a child with ADHD is between 6 and 12 years old. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 18 and a first year at university, and now that I’m nearing the end of my time at university, I’m reflecting on the experience.  It was at some point during my first […]

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“These Black Girls Need to be in the Shows”

It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white. It is a saying that has been long perpetuated and one would think that, by now, it would be as ingrained in our understanding the same way as basic math. But whilst the statement certainly rings true, there is a whole other dimension to it. What if […]

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Sia’s ‘Music’ Scandal

CW: Ableism Music, Sia’s recently premiered debut film, faced intense backlash months before it was even available for viewing. It tells the story of Zu who, newly sober, assumes the role of primary carer for her 16-year-old half-sister, Music, a non-verbal autistic girl. Music is played by neurotypical Maddie Ziegler, a casting choice which is […]

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Jo Martin: The First Black Doctor

Jo Martin has broken boundaries as she was revealed to be the first black actor to take on the time travellers’ role in Doctor Who. As she delivered the line, “Hello, I’m the doctor,” there was an almost immediate outpouring of shock and joy from fans which ultimately overshadowed any absurd cries about the show […]

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Brown Skin Girl: It’s for all of them

Upon the release of the single ‘Brown Skin Girl’, from Beyoncé’s new Lion King album ‘The Gift’, Teen Vogue published an article outlining the specific intent of the song and who it was especially intent on empowering. Namely, dark skin Black women, as evidenced by particular reverence of famous, gorgeous dark skin women; where Beyoncé […]

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Concerning lack of BME students running for election in the Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections 2019

Every day, the authors of this article are impressed by the numbers of student activists organising on campus. We watch our peers engage with the politics of the university in both curricular and extra-curricular contexts. In recent years there has been an upsurge of initiatives led by students who defy the more accepted model of […]