Journalism & writing


Backbench UK: News, Politics, Current Affairs & Opinion

Latest: What are Local Elections and Why Do They Matter?
Will Keir Starmer Get Labour’s Message Across When it Matters?
Labour’s right: education is a human right
Corbyn is not to blame for the election result
A Progressive Monarchy is Impossible
Covid-19 Has Exposed a Chronic Underfunding of the NHS
Coronavirus Has Challenged the Relationship Between Science and Politics
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Don’t Need to Be Radical, Just Electable
Climate Change is Real, but so Is Classism
We Need to Decolonise the National Curriculum
If Biden Wins, Will Trump Accept the Election Result?
Did the Government Do “Everything” They Could?
Not Even a Pandemic Will Make the Government Respect the NHS
England’s Second Lockdown: An Avoidable Disaster?
We Should be Cautiously Optimistic About Biden’s Victory
Covid Will Change the Way we Work – But Only Some Will Benefit

FWRD AXIS News: News and Opinion

U.K. Brexit Trade Talks Reach A Stalemate
Opinion | What Is A Covid Christmas Going To Look Like In The UK?
Nichola Sturgeon Announces Full Lockdown For Scotland
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Announces Third Lockdown In England
Opinion: Experiencing The Pandemic Has Made Me Want To Switch Off From Politics
Opinion | Harry And Meghan Have Gone, And Now The Monarchy Must Follow

Medium: The Writing Cooperative, Better Humans, The Ascent, Mind Cafe, Books Are Our Superpower & More

The Writing Cooperative

Why Every Writer Should Keep a Commonplace Book
How to Start Writing a Novel as a Beginner
Lessons Learnt from Writing 20,000 Words of my First Novel

Better Humans & The Ascent

5 Mindfulness Strategies You Can Adopt to Help with Grief and Loss
How I Was Able to Benefit from Self-Doubt
As a Child, I Was Mute, and Now My Words Are Everywhere

Mind Cafe

How Buddhism Teaches us to Un-Learn the Mindset of Materialism
Mindfulness Should Be More than Meditation — It’s a Way of Living
Re-Assessing Your Relationship with Social Media Could Make you Happier
Why You Should Stop Being a People Pleaser in 2021
Why 21st Century Life is a Natural Breeding Ground for Anxiety
How to Make the Most of Your Mornings
Reasons why “Live every day as if it’s your last” is Bad Advice
How to Navigate Friendships with Anxious People

Books Are Our Superpower

5 ‘Difficult’ Books Worth Reading
What The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley Teaches us About Friendship
5 Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read
Can Books Really Change the World?

A Thousand Lives

In Conversation with Debut Author Tom Bray
“Where the Crawdads Sing” Challenges Preconceptions of Loneliness and Leading a Simple life
Annie Ernaux’s “Simple Passion” Reminds Us of the Intensity Of love

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The Indiependent: Lifestyle & books


Empoword Journalism: First person & Opinion

Covid-19 Gave Me a Fear of the Outdoors
Opinion: Post-Covid-19, We All Need to be Intersectional Feminists