Heat Rises

Looking for some poetic inspiration? Our poetry editors Clea and Marnie have picked out some of their favourites! Click through to read.

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Market Research: Meet the Makers

Article by Sofi Pla, Arts and Culture Editor.

As part of her ongoing hunt for ‘arepa’ earrings, an eternal search that takes her to the Female Traders Market at Mercato Metropolitano, Sofi finds herself in the thick of arty girl boss hustle. (And she loves it)

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Poetry Workshop Showcase

In March, we hosted our very first London Poetry Workshop and Open Mic! We were so inspired by your openness, engagement, and beautiful poetry – so much so that we would love to share what some of you have written here, for the rest of the community to see.

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Community Climate Action: What will the transition away from oil look like on the ground?

Friends of Earth is working with young people in Shetland to collect their views on what an energy transition underpinned by justice and worker’s rights can look like for their unique community. That same week, over 1,000 oil and gas workers joined with trade unions and climate campaigners to oppose Rosebank’s development and call for a just transition instead.

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Dear past me, sex shouldn’t hurt.

What would you tell your younger self about sex if you could? A member of our community opens up about their experience with vaginismus, a pelvic floor condition which makes penetrative sex difficult or impossible. Read more to find out about their experience.

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Queerism in the Ancient World

An LGBT+ History Month exhibition at the British Museum displaying examples of queerness in the Ancient World provokes the discussion of how openly queerness could be expressed through history. Have we progressed, or regressed from our ancestors in Ancient Europe?

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Dear Past Me

By drawing back this veil of shame we start having these conversations – no two periods are the same, no two menstruators are the same.

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Women, Life, Freedom.

Women have been on the frontlines of protests in Iran before, but this isn’t about reform, it’s about outright regime change.

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Text reads: Clitbait in conversation with: CERT Scotland

CERT X CLITBAIT

Clitbait meets with CERT Scotland, a research-based organisation campaigning for better access and information about contraceptive healthcare across Scotland. Co-presidents Kate Astbury and Lucy Wellman discuss their current campaign against stealthing, a form of sexual violence.

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Building Community: Intersections of the ‘Outdoors’ and ‘Belonging’.

It was interesting to overhear others discussing how much of a community we were. When I looked around me, I noticed the demographic of the room was overwhelmingly white and male. I paused to consider – what is community? Do I really feel included and accepted, or do I mould myself into what I think a “climber” or an “outdoors lover” is? An underlying question arises: who is excluded from accessing the outdoors?

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About the Artist: Yilin Wong

“My name is Yilin and I am an image-maker based between London and Hong Kong. I began photographing with a toy camera when I was 15, and I kept photographing…

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