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by Ben Vincent  |  26th June 2020

Publishing to coincide with LGBTQ Pride month, Ben Vincent discusses their new book, 'Non-Binary Genders'.…Read more

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by Martin Glynn  |  10th June 2020

In the new Lyrix from Lockdown podcast, Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic, data storyteller and creative director of Algorhythm Data Storytelling Lab, explores the consequences of knife crime and the emotions that young men like Omar experience when faced with bullying and ongoing masculine challenges.…Read more

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Paul Sng, documentary filmmaker and author of 'Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience', talks about his experiences of racism and how his new book 'This Separated Isle' will present a portrait of a nation where equality, diversity and inclusion are essential qualities for a healthy society.…Read more

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Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic and data storyteller looks at race, COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for ‘racial recognition’ within parts of British society. He is the author of the forthcoming 'Black Art and the Criminological Imagination', out in 2021. An audio version of this blog piece is available on Soundcloud, Apple and Spotify.…Read more

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Read about the CoronaDiaries project, launched by Dr Michael Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University, in which participants will document their life experiences over the coming months to offer a lens into the COVID-19 crisis.…Read more

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by Paul Atherton  |  20th April 2020

Paul Atherton, a campaigning film-maker, playwright and artist who has been homeless since 2009, describes his experience of being homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

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by Billie JD Porter  |  27th March 2020

Billie JD Porter, a writer, filmmaker and broadcast journalist, features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative', out now. In this interview she looks at why we need to start talking about poverty and speaks to young people about how we can change the poverty narrative.…Read more

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by Mary O'Hara  |  27th February 2020

Mary O'Hara writes about her experience of failing the 11+ to show the importance of encouraging people to believe they are not destined for failure.…Read more

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by Kerry Hudson  |  21st February 2020

Author Kerry Hudson features in Mary O’Hara’s new book, 'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' which is out next week. In this interview, originally published on Project Twist-It, she talks about why she writes about poverty and why telling stories matters…Read more

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Eris' story is taken from Degrees of Freedom, edited by Rod Earle and James Mehigan, which documents the vital work done by The Open University in the development of prison education.…Read more