Social Issues

Social media and social struggles: the Internet and protest in 2021

Kate examines how protesting has shifted to our screens, and wonders whether that's a good thing
Bristol / Social Issues / / Kate Bowie

Watch Before We Disappear: an interactive experience on surveillance and disappearing

Asmaa Jama's lush and striking interactive experience centres Blackness, Muslimness and Somaliness

Walking should not be a privilege

Becki reflects on the disappearance of Sarah Everard and the changes that must occur so this never happens again
Bristol / Social Issues / / Becki Parker

How to create boundaries for your lockdown buying habits

Astrid suggests that we could use our boundary-making mechanisms to limit our buying, too
Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Astrid Spruzen

Saying hello to the orgasm, and goodbye to the pleasure gap

Maisie asks why society never seems to centre an important subject - female sexual pleasure
Social Issues / / Maisie Williams

It’s a Sin - that we're so uneducated about AIDS

Maisie was heartbroken by the Channel 4 series - but also left asking why she didn't know more *Spoiler alert: your...
History / Social Issues / TV / / Maisie Williams

I Can't Breathe: This is a Cry of My People

Lionelle Nsarhaza's poetic short film, made in collaboration with other creatives, explores systemic racism from a personal perspective.

How Bristol helped me after five years in psychiatric hospital

Abi's first taste of freedom in the city was an empowering experience of community and care
Bristol / Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Abi Payton

The influence of Western beauty standards on non-Western communities

Sajeea studies the narrow measures of beauty we consider the norm and why we should fight against them
Social Issues / / Sajeea Bhatti

A not so Merry Christmas: you’re not alone if you’re dreading the big day

’Tis the season to be not so jolly. Adam shouts out all the people that aren't feeling so festive
Social Issues / / Adam Harvey