Sunday, 3 September 2017

For politics.co.uk Domestic violence solicitor: 'I've been forced out by government cuts'

The cuts to legal aid are draining the legal sector of women solicitors specialising in domestic and sexual abuse.

Former solicitor, domestic abuse support worker, and union superstar Taranjit Chana explained all to me.

Have a read.

For Bristol 24/7: Bristol’s silence about our slavery past cannot continue

I had my say about statues and slavery.

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For the Dial: Charlottesville - could it happen here?

In the wake of fascism rising in the USA, I asked if it could happen here.

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For Prospect: a review of The High Places

As part of Prospect's look back on the books of the year so far, I reviewed Fiona McFarlane's short story collection, The High Places.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

For Prospect UK: Time and again, we find that terror suspects have a history of domestic violence. What will it take for us to listen to women?

In the wake of Charlottesville, I wrote about the so-called alt-right, violent misogyny and white supremacist violence.

It was pretty depressing.

You can read it here.

For politics.co.uk: Channel 4's latest poverty porn makes entertainment out of a crisis

I wrote for politics.co.uk about Channel 4's TV show The Great Property Giveaway and how it's poverty porn for the housing crisis.

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For Elle magazine: The outfit I'll never wear again

Well this is pretty cool.

Elle magazine ran a writing competition, asking for a piece of memoir on 'the outfit I'll never wear again'.

And out of nearly 1000 entries, I was a runner up!

It was about my life as a ballet dancer.

Have a read.