Music and arts
I'm a recent graduate from the University of Warwick, where I obtained First Class Honours in my Bachelor's in Sociology.
I was a regular contributor to the university's top student paper, The Boar, and was nominated for two awards for my contributions to the newspaper: Writer of the Year and Music Article of the Year.
I have written on a wide variety of topics, including current affairs, culture, and finance, but my main focus is music.
I've been published in The Guardian (where I interned at the Culture desk) and Counteract (where I write live music and film reviews).
Music and arts
Last updated on In its tenth year SHOUT Festival was a sparkling showcase of LGBTQ+ film and performance over the course of 12 wonderful days. SHOUT Festival 2019 took place across a variety of well-loved Birmingham arts venues, as well as the legendary Nightingale gay nightclub (Birmingham's first legal queer space).
Loud sounds, bright lights, sweaty crowds - a gig can be an overwhelming experience for someone with autism, who may be oversensitive to sensory stimuli. As a result, many autistic music fans stay away, and another corner of society becomes closed off to them - the National Autistic Society (NAS) has found that 79% of people with autism are socially isolated.
On Friday 8th March, International Women's Day, the Castle & Falcon hosted a launch party for feminist zine Slag Mag, a new Birmingham-based fanzine that aims to address the male-dominated nature of music and the arts.
The last few years have been eventful for reproductive rights in Latin America. The region's abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world - abortion on request is only available in Cuba, Uruguay and Mexico City, and an estimated three-quarters of abortions performed in the area are unlawful.
Marie Buchan is a mother of eight from Birmingham who has been on the receiving end of fierce criticism since her TV debut on Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole in 2015. There, she spoke about claiming benefits for herself and her eight children.
On Saturday, it was announced that Ireland has voted to repeal the 8 th Amendment, with 66.4% voting in favour of legalising abortion - a historic event for women's rights. The turnout in the referendum on Friday was reportedly the third-highest of any referendum in Ireland since the Constitution was adopted in 1937.
The famous 'Warwick Bubble'. Consisting of Warwick campus and Leamington Spa, the 'Warwick away from Warwick' where most undergraduates choose to live in their second year. In the bubble, Warwick students immerse themselves in all things warwick - POP!, SU societies and underlying fear of what Coventry has to offer.
Recent claims that the Student Loans Company (SLC) has been spying on the social media accounts of vulnerable students come as no surprise to those knowledgeable about the institutionalised hardship experienced by students from unsupportive family backgrounds.
For many, university is the first real taste of independence. Armed with your maintenance loan and free from the eyes of your parents, it might be tempting for you to splurge. However, if you want to avoid going into your overdraft, you need to think about budgeting before you spend...