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Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

I read Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism a few weeks ago, just as something to do. But I must say I was very impressed, particularly as it helped me to contextualise some of the issues in the current social media climate regarding female sexuality and social media algorithms. But first a little about the book itself.… Continue reading Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

For The Culture

Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

Sci-fi and dystopian and fantasy fiction has always been the medium for rebellion. We’ve seen it with The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's tale. This genre often manages to tackle human rights issues better than social commentary, or literary Fiction, who usually discuss it rather than tackles. The symbolism that sci-fi, dystopian and fantasy fiction… Continue reading Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

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The Toy Makers: A Review

Rating: 4/5 Spoiler-free Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Cathy Wray shows up in London the November before Christmas to answer a job advert she discovered in the paper for the famed Toy Emporium at Iron Dukes Mews in London 1906. When she arrives, she finds herself busy with making every Christmas toy special for the little ones that… Continue reading The Toy Makers: A Review