Social Issues

How the high street alienates plus size bodies, and why I’m mad about it.

Take a deep dive into the world of plus size fashion with Lily, your chonky explorer.
Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Lily Konteh

Treading Water

In this short documentary we follow the story of seventeen-year-old young carer who has had the responsibility of looking after...
Bristol / Film / Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Cohort 9

Planet Plastic: A spoken word protest urging us to stop trashing Planet Earth

During a week of mass protests taking place in our capital, writer Natasha Batorijs shares 'Planet Plastic' her own protest...

Waves of Plastic: Behind the lens with photographer Mandy Barker

Sumaya and Asmaa quiz Mandy on her artistic practice and ask why her work is so vital when it comes...

A Fighting Chance

Meet Iestyn, a young boxer who found community and support at Empire Fighting Chance in Bristol's St Pauls after the...
Bristol / Social Issues / / Cohort 9

Us, and what it reminded me about the magic of black survival

From fear to unexpected feelings, Asmaa talks about how important black horror really is.
Film / Social Issues / / Asmaa Jama

Visual Serenity: a photo essay

Ascendant photographer Tanisha shares her images reflecting serenity and explains what it means to her.
Art / Social Issues / / Tanisha Claudae

‘Really? You want to study that?’: in defence of creative careers

Sumaya delivers the ultimate pep talk on the importance of pursuing your dream job

How The Sims helped me come to terms with my banal existence

Lily talks about the bleak reality of downscaling your dreams with the help of a best selling PC game, even...
Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Lily Konteh

Philosophy should be taught in primary schools

Aaron ruminates on why he reckons the infamously lofty subject should be taught to younger children