I took no interest in the British legal system until someone showed me everything that is wrong with it

Who needs to know about the law?

I never thought that the British legal system would be the spooky tale I would share around the campfire this Halloween, but here I am. It only took the first few pages of The Secret Barrister to show just how much of a mystery the law is to me (and…

Yasmina Diallo shows us a wonderful intersection where feminism gets messy

Most days, how I dress is definitely more about utility than aesthetics. My style isn’t usually bold, or flashy, or even particularly coordinated. What business do I have, then, to put my two cents in on Yasmina Diallo’s Yousra’s Catwalk, the story of a young Muslim girl getting tangled in…

A remarkable portrayal of England’s witchhunts and a nuanced representation of womanhood

It is easy to paint the world in black and white. Even the most well-meaning among us do it to conceptualise the world in ways that are easier to understand. It is hard to combine this simplified way of thinking with the increasing importance of intersectional thinking. A.K. Blakemore’s debut…

Women are overly sexualised and blamed for their relationship with their fathers, we need to ask why.

Britain And Abuse

The British Office for National Statistics has indeed revealed an increase in reports of domestic abuse since the first lockdown started last March. The Centre for Women’s Justice also reported a 49% increase in calls to domestic abuse helplines. As Britain begins the process of opening up again, we need…

A refreshingly human and down-to-earth journey through global feminism, with a truly remarkable author

Typewriter with sheet of paper sticking out, reading “female empowerment” in capital letters

Who’s Afraid of Isabel Allende?

Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American author whose life is nothing short of a rollercoaster. Most well-known for her fictional novels The House of Spirits and Eva Luna, she rightfully established herself as a literary pioneer in Latin American literature as one of the first female novelists with the same level…

Elizabeth Sorrell

South London-based freelance writer, focusing on literature, theatre, and opinion pieces.

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