#beboldforchange

Be Bold For Change

On Wednesday 8th March it was International Women’s Day; a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to call for action in accelerating gender parity. This is part of a series of events marking March as International Women’s month. To celebrate women’s achievements and to highlight some of the Read More

Theresa May

Open Letter to Theresa May: Why you must stand up to Trump, in your own words.

Dear Theresa May, These are uncertain times: at the same time that the UK is in the midst of Brexit negotiations we are faced with the tumultuous transition between American Presidents. As Prime Minister, it is of course of political necessity to tread carefully, and to try to protect the security of the UK by Read More

People at JFK airport protesting the Msulim Ban

First they came for the Muslims… Donald Trump’s Abhorrent Muslim Ban.

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk The 27th of January is International Holocaust Memorial Day; a day which provides a reminder for people from across the world to stop and remember the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides across the world. One of the key messages is “Never Again”. We Read More

women hear us roar

“We Are Women: Hear Us Roar!”

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk   On Saturday 21st January, my daughters and I participated in the Women’s March in London. We joined 100,000 others to march for the rights of all women across the world, to celebrate the diversity that exists amongst women, and stand with women who have been discriminated against or attacked because Read More

Calais Mural

Choose Love: My Volunteer Experience In Calais

By Rachel Elgy: rachel@equaliteach.co.uk Over the Christmas break, I spent four days volunteering in Calais with the grassroots charity Help Refugees. Naturally, in the days since, people have been asking me, ‘How was Calais?’ It’s not an easy question to answer, particularly because I’m not sure that my answer is exactly the answer people might Read More

Media Misrepresentation

The Misrepresentation of Muslims in the Media

  Adapted from a speech given to Home Group Housing Association, Leeds, 1st October 2014 Undoubtedly, the biggest news story of the moment is the rise of ISIS, or Islamic State. Islamic state is a horrifically violent and extreme jihadi group, even more violent and sectarian than Al Qaeda, and now controls large areas of Read More

Privilege

Check your Privilege!

  The phrase ‘check your privilege’ can sometimes cause a great deal of anger and has led commentators such as Louise Mensch and Dan Hodges to scornfully decry it as nonsense. However, the phrase was never designed to be an insult or a weapon. It is a reminder that our experiences may not be the Read More

Roma

Roma: Romantic, exotic, lawless, immoral. Suspect.

The past couple of weeks have seen much of the media across Europe and the world lead with the story of “the Blonde Angel”, a child who was being raised in a Roma community in Greece, by a Roma couple who are not her biological parents. ‘Maria’ was removed by the police, the couple who Read More