Features / 16/11/2021 My journey of self-acceptance in the in between

Are labels all that necessary? This is the question I have found myself asking throughout my journey in exploring what identity means to me. After being diagnosed with dyspraxia in primary school, I became aware that my difference between the other girls on the playground was not merely that I preferred football to cat’s cradle,...

Features / 16/11/2021 Walking alone at night means being constantly switched on

To get home to my student house in Norwich, I have to walk down a long dark street. Being a young woman scared to walk home alone late at night, I’ll often carefully scan this street. Reminding myself there’s safety in numbers, I’ll speed up so I can walk close to any other women I...

Features / 16/11/2021 Seasonal Affective Disorder makes winter much, much harder

With winter fast approaching, people who have Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD: Seasonal Affective, or winter depression) see a change in their productivity levels as their bodies go into “hibernation mode”.  The long nights make it difficult for those people to wake up in the morning as they rely on the natural light...

Black History Month Special, Features / 26/10/2021 Jamaican Patois: My Dislocated Dialect

For the first 10 years of my life I lived in Jamaica, and for the 10 years following that, I have been living in this country trying to understand my familiarity and discomfort with it. Although it took me a while to become accustomed to South London after moving there from Jamaica, and my first...

Features / 26/10/2021 ‘Janteloven’: the Norwegian norm that the UK helped me unlearn

In Norway, we have this law. Well, not really a law; it’s more of a societal norm. It’s called Janteloven or, in English, The Law of Jante. There are many ways to interpret it, but it generally refers to how you should put society ahead of your individual self, don’t boast about individual accomplishments, and...

Features / 26/10/2021 How I kicked the Fast Fashion Habit

Admittedly, most of us have probably at some point been guilty of primarily buying from fast fashion brands without considering the consequences, or if there are any better alternatives out there. I used to regularly shop on fast fashion websites, but then it occurred to me that I was overconsuming and mindlessly shopping from brands...

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My journey of self-acceptance in the in between

Are labels all that necessary? This is the question I have found myself asking throughout my journey in exploring what identity means to me. After being diagnosed with dyspraxia in primary school, I became aware that my difference between the other girls on the playground was not merely that I preferred football to cat’s cradle,…

Features

How I kicked the Fast Fashion Habit

Admittedly, most of us have probably at some point been guilty of primarily buying from fast fashion brands without considering the consequences, or if there are any better alternatives out there. I used to regularly shop on fast fashion websites, but then it occurred to me that I was overconsuming and mindlessly shopping from brands…

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Dating while trans makes me feel like an outsider

Content warning: mental health decline, references to self-harm and overdoses. Being transgender has multiple hurdles and blocks to move and overcome. Mental health and dating have proven to be my two biggest challenges to date. Prior to the pandemic, I had battled the healthcare system and, since starting testosterone in 2017, I have already had…

Climate Change, Interview

Editor-in-Chief Dolly Carter gets to know the faces behind UEA’s COP26 Festival

From 25th-31st October, campus will be changing. From monologue performances to a yoga session, a climate change vigil to a litter pick, UEA’s COP26 Festival is arriving. I spoke with Festival Director Ekaterina Dudakova and organisers Meg Watts and Charlie Bench to discuss their personal stories with the environment, the events taking place in the…


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