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JoJo Siwa & the Importance of Queer Representation in Children’s Media

12 February 2021

It’s safe to say that ex Dance Moms star, teenager JoJo Siwa, has a fair few titles under her belt. Sold out arena tours. 12 million YouTube subscribers. Global merchandise collections. Time’s 2020 list of the 100 most influential people…in the world. And she recently opened up about her sexuality. With a massive following, particularly […]

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Music I Listened To During Lockdown

10 October 2020

“I am gonna make it through this year, even if it kills me.” John Darnielle sang this line in 2005, as part of the song This Year in the album Sunset Tree. It seems to fit 2020 like a glove.  During lockdown, most of what I did involved listening to The Mountain Goats almost religiously. […]

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Finding a Place in Pride

2 July 2020

On 24th August 2018, Cardiff held the biggest pride march in Wales and, for the first time, I was part of it. For many, including me, Pride is a powerful way of coming to terms with our identity, and while we can’t march this year, it still feels vital to express ourselves however we can. […]

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UK Pride: From Protest To Pink Washing?

18 June 2020

Due to coronavirus, Pride parades across the UK which would usually take place in June or July have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely. This means that while we don’t have an excuse to bathe ourselves in glitter, we can reflect on the history of Pride in the UK and use this to make next year’s […]

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Coming Out: Five Years On

11 June 2020

I came out on the 11th of June 2015. On Instagram. Maybe not the platform I’d choose today, but I stand by it. It was a long time coming. I came out to a few friends the year before, in Year 10, when I was 14. Strangely I don’t actually remember who I told first, […]

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