Preferred Pronouns and Avoiding Deadnames: What Can We Do?

Think: you’re sitting in a seminar and the seminar leader is calling out names, taking a quick register, when you hear a name you don’t recognise. There’s an awkward silence until someone finally raises their hand to say that that’s them – but that isn’t their name, and those aren’t their pronouns anymore. This is … Continue reading Preferred Pronouns and Avoiding Deadnames: What Can We Do?

Pride At Work – LGBT+ Employability

I was recently speaking to a friend who is due to graduate this year, and one phrase from that conversation made me really sad and it has stuck with me: “I hope I can find a job despite everything.” “Despite everything” here means despite being gay. Even in the year 2022, there are people who … Continue reading Pride At Work – LGBT+ Employability

Five Percent

The wipers screeched on the windshield and Conrad slammed them off.     ‘I'll stay out a bit longer, I want to get another fifty quid before I stop.’     ‘What about your dinner? I'm about to put something on,' his wife Janine’s voice boomed out of the hands-free speaker. ‘I don’t want you wasting money.’ … Continue reading Five Percent

Marlowe’s Fate at the White Bear Theatre, 17th November 2022

Rating: ★★★★★ The Off-Broadway production of the comedy, Marlowe's Fate, is in the middle of a short run at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington. Those unfamiliar with the White Bear might be surprised to discover that the theatre is actually a small upstairs room at the vast White Bear pub, but the tiny space … Continue reading Marlowe’s Fate at the White Bear Theatre, 17th November 2022

Spectacular, Spectacular – Moulin Rouge The Musical Review

Rating: ★★★★★ Image is writer's own As an avid lover of musicals, I was so excited to hear that Moulin Rouge - The Musical was coming to The Piccadilly Theatre in London. The film version, starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, won two Oscars, so I was interested and eager to see how it translated … Continue reading Spectacular, Spectacular – Moulin Rouge The Musical Review

Training Day

My mother stuck soap on the grooves of my teeth, purging my mouth of its sins, teaching me to taste my words before spitting them out. I did no such thing. Burnt by my tongue, I was fed whiskey and wine to keep my words sweet. “Your tongue can be a tool”, she said. “Learn how … Continue reading Training Day