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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Why It Matters

May 19, 2022

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) takes place every year on the third Thursday of May. As the term clearly indicates, it is about making the web (and everything else) more accessible for all o…

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Head Above Water: Shahd Alshammari Exploring the Disabled Body 

April 27, 2022

This week is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week which runs from 25th April to 1st May. It provides an opportunity to highlight what is often an invisible and misunderstood condition, currently affectin…

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In Conversation with Shahd Alshammari, author of Head Above Water. 

April 19, 2022

From her research on illness narratives and disability studies comes a thoughtful reflection on a personal journey with Multiple Sclerosis. Kuwaiti-Palestinian author and academic, Dr Shahd Alshammari…

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What is Multiple Sclerosis, an insight into Shahd Alshammari’s Head Above Water. 

March 18, 2022

Shahd Alshammari’s upcoming memoir, Head Above Water takes us into intimate conversations on illness and society’s stigmatization of disabled bodies. We are invited to ask the big questions about life…

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Female Authors and Characters that inspire us on International Women’s Day 2022.

March 8, 2022

This International Women’s Day we are spotlighting some of our favourite female characters and authors that inspire us. From Sara in The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball to Pâtca in The Book of Perilo…

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Interview with Literary Translator James Christian Brown 

February 21, 2022

To celebrate International Mother-Language Day we interviewed literary translator James Christian Brown. He tells us all about his journey into becoming a book translator, his recent work translating…

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Q&A with Doina Rusti, author of The Book of Perilous Dishes.

February 17, 2022

With less than one month until the publication day for The Book of Perilous Dishes, we wanted to celebrate by interviewing Doina Rusti all about her journey as an author, the inspiration behind this d…

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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One This Christmas 

December 13, 2021

There’s nothing quite like spending time with loved ones in the Christmas holidays. The festive season is for gathering together with family and friends.   But for others, the holidays can be an incre…

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In the news

We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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What does The Three Hare Symbol Really Mean?

Ever wondered what the three hare symbol means from Scott Lauder and David Ross' middle-grade fantasy quest series. Read on to find out the strange and mysterious history behind it.

Read more (Armadillo Magazine)
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‘Call it out’: How men can actually make women feel safer

In the wake of Sarah Everard's death, many men asked 'what can I do?' Hira Ali has answered with a new book. Here she shares her advice

Read more (The Telegraph)
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How to be a better feminist ally

Gender inequality is an issue that effects everybody, yet the onus is almost always on women to fix what they invariably didn’t start in the first place. Hira Ali feels it’s about time men shouldered some of that burden. That’s why she’s written Her Allies: A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead Through Advocacy.

Read more (Harpers Bazaar)
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How fashion rentals became 2021s top style trend

As a new luxury fashion rental platform prepares to launch in Dubai in July, we take a look at how the trend is burgeoning, in spite of social stigmas.

Read more (The National News)
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Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

How does cultural theft affect the identity and heritage of marginalised groups.

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Male Allyship

Behaviour change and not just ‘good intentions’ will help men become better advocates of gender equality

Read more (The Independent)
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12 Scientific Benefits of Being Outdoors by James Black

There’s plenty of research to back up the claim that spending time in the great outdoors is good for your health and well-being. And whilst this is good news, there’s a flip side to this story. Americans spend 93% of their lives indoors. Rapid urbanization is seeing people move away from rural, green spaces and into built-up, high-traffic cities. Enjoying the great outdoors is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Read more (Wilderness Redefined)
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Turkey-Greece conflict

The historic background to the current Turkish/Greek conflict.

Read more (The Conversation)