Good evening lovely lot ✨
I know I keep banging on about the weather every week… but seriously folks, what is going on? Enough of the cold rain and wind that makes me shrink into my puffer like a wee penguin. 🐧
Lots of popping content this week so let’s get to it ⬇️
Happy reading! 🤓
First Times 👏
Isabelle Walker on the Hampstead secretary who wrote her debut novel during her lunch hour for Ham & High.
Dawood Qureshi on the importance of young people standing up for nature for Wildlife Trust Wales.
Melissa Au on the need to decolonise environmentalism for Earth.
Steven Hughes’s personal essay on how it felt to repurchase his flute after selling it two years ago for Pulse Magazine.
Katie Heyes talks about Stephen Speilburg’s new film remake of West Side Story for Indiependent.
Caitlin Tilley’s talks to Matthew Risbridger about what it’s like to be a paint tester, for Insider.
Maddy Raven talks about TRAMP STAMPS and their rise to TikTok fame for Empoword Journalism.
Sarah Harris talks about why Muslim women are tired of hiding their periods during Ramadam for Cosmopolitan.
Yasmin Al-Najar on the problem with the misogyny hate crime law for Guap.
Also for Shout Out U.K, Al-Najar talks about why some people don’t think the US will leave Afghanistan.
Lauren McGaun’s interview with Bob Buxton from the Yorkshire Party, who is running to be West Yorkshire’s first mayor, for Empoword.
Aiden Boyer gives the lowdown on Man City’s Champion’s League semi-final match with Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Have a read here.
🚧 Projects & Call Outs 📢
Anthony Cheng has released a new video version of his podcast, The Open Door. It’s a conversation with Jasmine Lo, creative writer and Third Culture Kid. Take a peak!
Jordan Shephard has launched his own website, featuring an article on the American cultural appropriation of Irish and Scottish history and the backlash and growing discontent.
Freelancing for Journalists has a new webinar coming up on how to use TikTok as a journalist with Neve Gordon-Farleigh on 9 June. Get your tickets now!
That’s all for this week folks! 👋