Posts by: Summer Jasmin Oxlade

In his appallingly written, unintentionally sad piece for Esquire, Giles Coren manages to out himself as the world’s worst dad. Before you have a chance to delve in to the article, the title: “I don’t care what my child becomes… as long as they’re not fat” lets you know that this piece isn’t going to contain any...

Dating in the 21st century is an interesting whirlwind of events regardless of your gender, sexuality or appearance. However, as a fat person, I have experienced my fair share of irritating situations that I’m sure others can relate to. Online dating is both good and bad in equal measure, you get the chance to meet...

2017 has brought with it a plethora of political change. Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called and won a controversial referendum to extend his power over the state, and Theresa May formed a minority government with the DUP. With such...

Warning: this post contains discussion of anxiety and depression, abuse, suicide, and self harm University is an extremely tough time for a lot of people. Whether you suffer from mental health issues or not, you’re almost guaranteed to suffer from various symptoms of common mental health problems. Whether its sleep...

Since 2010, Britain has, in one form or another, had a Conservative government. In that time, the most vulnerable in our society have suffered. Below, I have outlined a selection of reasons as to why I implore you to vote tactfully to remove the Conservatives from power on June 8th.   Disability I’d like to start with...

Since I was a child, I have wanted to be an archaeologist. In the beginning, I thought the word archaeologist made me seem mature, but it was really the practical application of an interest in history that drew me to the discipline. My parents encouraged this interest, and I acquired books about archaeology,...

Recently we saw the gathering of around 2000 people at Monument in Newcastle City centre, to protest the recent actions of Americas new president Donald Trump. Trump recently signed executive orders that means citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries are barred from entering the USA for 90 days, as well as...

Growing up, my dad was my best friend. I spent every weekend at work with him, working on trucks and driving tractors. He gave me my first pair of overalls and taught me to ride a bike, and when he died 4 years ago after a brief battle with lung cancer I was devastated. I was devastated that my dad would never see me...

2016 has been defined by many things: Brexit, Donald Trump, police brutality… but nothing more so than the refugee crisis. According to UNHCR, the amount of people fleeing their homes per second has quadrupled in the past decade. That’s 24 people per second. The conflict in Syria has given rise to the already shocking...

Read part one   With the recent Black Lives Matter protest at London’s City airport, the issue of climate refugees hit the national news outlets. Of course, while the newspapers concentrated more on the race of the protesters and the issue of disruptive protests in general, the issue of climate change and its...