2017. “Why You Shouldn’t Say White Nationalists Aren’t ‘Real Men’” Teen Vogue. Shared over 1,200 times on Facebook.
2017. “Ten Myths About #NoJusticeNoPride” Rewire. Shared over 1,600 times on Facebook.
2017. “Why Trump? (Or, America In Fragments)” Australian Options.
Red Pepper is a UK magazine of the non-partisan, green, feminist left, established in 1995. I have written for Red Pepper since 2008, becoming a Commissioning Editor there in 2011. Here are a few highlights:
- Anabel Hernández: Breaking the silence (August 2014) Interview with Anabel Hernández, the investigative journalist whose book Narcoland brought international attention to Mexican politicians’ collusion with drug cartels.
- Out of the furnace, into the fire? (April 2014) Report on the recent Anti-Homosexuality Act passed in Uganda, and the UK’s own draconian approach to LGBT asylum seekers. Co-authored with Prossy Kakooza.
- You’ve Got To Fight For The Left To Party (April 2013) Arguing that, despite their detractors, celebrations of Margaret Thather’s death were important and very political.
- Married strife: going beyond marriage equality (January 2013) Response to the UK Same-Sex Marriage act – a call to reassess the priorities of LGBT rights activists celebrating a right-wing government.
- Epitaph to a generation (March 2012) Interview with celebrated black British filmmaker and artist, John Akomfrah.Still from John Akomfrah’s film “Nine Muses”
- Occupy: A Turning Point in US Politics? (December 2011) Reflections from occupiers during the early days of Occupy DC.
- Youth rises against bloodshed in Mexico, armed with poetry and art (April 2011) Report on the growing protest backlash against the war on drugs in Mexico (follow-up to article below).
- Mexico: The casualties of war (February 2011) Behind the bloody headlines of Mexico’s war on drugs, creeping militarism and corruption is silencing public dissent. In-depth analysis of how government policy failures are leading to social breakdown.
- All together now (July 2010) Analysis of the feminist fightback against cuts, arguing for grassroots involvement.
- Putting the protest back in Pride (July 2010) Analysis of the fight to reclaim Pride from commercial interests, in Manchester and beyond.
- Beating Burma’s blackout (Dec 2009) Report on the making and marketing of Oscar-nominated documentary, Burma VJ.
- Feelbad Britain: Many Paths (July 2009) Analysis of the issue’s essay article regarding the future of the left in Britain. See here for the original essay feature.
- Occupations against the Occupation (May 2009) Reporting from the Student Occupation for Gaza at the University of Manchester.
- Letting People Speak (March 2008) Interview with documentarian Kim Longinotto.
Other editorial roles
2011-2012: DC Mic Check (formerly The Occupied Washington Times). Editorial Team.
– Newspaper/ website of Occupy DC. Last published in 2013; developed into the DC Media Group. Volunteer-run, donation-funded. Also provided journalism trainings free of charge to DC citizen journalists.
2008-2010: Manchester MULE. Editorial Collective/ Culture Editor.
– Anti-capitalist and alternative local newspaper and website covering Manchester, UK. Volunteer-run, donation-funded. Also provided citizen journalism trainings. Publication ceased in December 2015, relaunched as The Meteor in 2017.
2009-2010: Lesbilicious. Staff writer.
– UK-based online magazine for lesbian and bisexual women. Closed in 2012.
2005-2008: Student Direct. Film Editor (2007-2008)/ writer.
– Largest UK student newspaper. (Relaunched as The Mancunion in 2010).