Lauren Bramwell

Arts, Venue

Creativity in a crisis: art prevails in Yemen’s warzone

Since 2014, mainstream media reporting surrounding Yemen has centred largely around conflict. The situation in Yemen has been deemed “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” by the UN, with around 80% of the population (24 million Yemenis) in need of humanitarian assistance. There have been more than 100,000 deaths from the ongoing fighting between competing powers…

Fashion, Venue

Molly-Mae and the scrutiny of women’s bodies

Paparazzi shots have recently surfaced of former Love-Islander Molly-Mae in a bikini whilst on holiday in Ibiza. A Twitter user shared a tweet expressing outrage at replies left on the Daily Mail article that showcased the images. Despite Molly-Mae having what many would consider a conventionally attractive, desirable, size 8 body, the comments were filled…

Global

Update on Yemen’s current situation

Yemen is yet again in danger of a severe hunger and food security crisis. Despite 80% of the population already relying on humanitarian aid before the coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations’ Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis predicts a huge increase of acute food insecurity by the end of the year – therefore, potentially…

Travel

The first Black man to conquer Everest

Sibusiso Vilane was born in rural South Africa in 1970 and moved to Swaziland with his family when he was four years old. Vilane had to support himself through education by working, and in 1993 he began his official working career at a nature reserve as a training game ranger. One could say that his…

#BLM, Comment

Boris Johnson, a figurehead for covert racism

On Monday 8th June, following the spread of Black Lives Matter protests across the world, a spokesman for Boris Johnson announced the Prime Minister denies the UK being a racist country. On June 13th, Johnson also tweeted: “racist thuggery has no place on our streets.”. The use of the word “thuggery” mirrors the language used…

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