LSE Limelight #5: Reflections on Green Week

“Students are the most important stakeholders of LSE. When students feel that they aren’t being taught how to deal with the real world problems then students need to stand up and make their education happen.” – Saskia Straub, SU Environment and…

LSE Limelight #4: Emilia!

“She was the first female published poet in the UK and she’s led this incredible life, but the only thing that has been written about her is that she was a whore.” – Zehra Jafree, telling us about Emilia Bassano. This week we’re…

Seeing both sides: bisexual masculinities and the bi experience

Two weeks ago, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health released the findings from a 2014/15 health survey on sexual orientation. The findings confirmed what other surveys, including an earlier BBC-funded study by Ipsos MORI, have found: young people are getting gayer.…

Arlo Parks: Arlo will go far(lo)

For our sad generation, Arlo Parks could be a shining light. She’s an emerging London-based artist who produces dreamy tunes that are perfectly compatible with London skies. While it may not be sad enough for your ‘sad boi hours’ playlist,…

Homophobia: a Western export

illustration by Christina Ivey Homophobia is a Western export, a violent by-product of expanding Christendom to the colonies. It all starts with a few misread biblical verses and ends with Uganda jailing women wearing mini-skirts — apparently only lesbians show…

Into the Night: cabarets and clubs in modern art at the Barbican Centre

“One day we will carpet life with the scattered petals of new songs” proclaims an inscription over a painting by Alva de la Canal of El Café de Nadie, a club in 1920s Mexico City. In many ways, the new…

Patsy – A heartbreakingly restorative story of sacrifice ★★★★

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s vivid portrayal of motherhood, racism, womanhood, and sexuality is the timely story of an undocumented immigrant, Patsy, who leaves her daughter behind in search of new opportunities in America, and hoping to reunite with Cicely – her former…

sexual-groundworks.pride (ep.3)

As a continental European, I first understood what it means to be proud when I spent my tenth year of school abroad in Scotland. The Scots are a proud people—proud of their beautiful country, proud of their age-old dislike of…

Crossing the Globe #2a Bonus: Education in Syria

“I feel like I have been a victim of patriotic education. ‘ – Jad from Syria This is a bonus episode including the full interview with Jad on education in Syria. This week we’re speaking about education systems in different…

LSE Limelight #3: Hands Off LSE

“Looking at the current provisions for survivors of sexual assault, LSE is really lagging behind other universities.” – Ella Holmes This week Yasmina is speaking to Hands Off LSE‘s Ella Holmes about tackling sexual assault on campus, their campaign to improve LSE’s support for victims…