“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man."
By Megan Thomas This year, my short story was published in Cheval 12, an anthology published in 2019 for the Terry Hetherington Young Writer's Award by Parthian Books. I’m no longer eligible to submit a story or poem in 2020’s award (in spite of the name “Megan Thomas”, I’m not actually Welsh), but it was…
"[This book] is a straight-talking, clearly referenced, scientific guide. It will not pretend that the climate crisis is not all that bad nor will it propose that simply remembering to turn off the lightbulb is sufficient climate action. It will tell it like it is. And it will only offer action items that make a highly significant difference. No speculative theories. No time-wasting. No BS."
“It is very wrong to kill any one." "Oh, I hate the cheap severity of abstract ethics!”
Two ghost stories from the often-underrated voice of Celia Fremlin
Recipes from John Torode's travels in Australia and the Far East
The UK are in full swing of the Extinction Rebellion protests at the moment, and this is the time (though it should’ve started much earlier) to educate ourselves and start putting pressure on those who can actually make a difference.