A big march of climate protesters in Glasgow. The people at the front of the photo have drums.

drumming up support: learning to organise with a student samba-fusion band

How can student organisers use hands-on activities to empower students and young people in their universities to get involved in climate activism?

A brightly-coloured activist march in Parliament Square, London. A person in a black coat and cap plays a yellow drum at the front.

Samba-fusion: marching to our own drums
Red Pepper

European samba-fusion is a tiny genre of grassroots music inspired by Brazilian samba percussion. Activism is integral to the samba-fusion movement – whether explicitly as protest, or implicitly as building inclusive music-making communities.

A sticker in a public place reads “trans happiness is real”.

Why we need trans-inclusive language

In standard British and American English, we don’t actually have any words that talk about sex without also implying gender. This makes it harder to talk about being trans or nonbinary. Written for the SOAS blog.

The Silent Activist
Extinction Rebellion York

I reflect on how playing a really big drum helped me find my voice in climate activism. Written for Extinction Rebellion York.

A Woman’s Place: Can all women use the women’s toilet?
Oxford Brookes Culture and Care

Why do some people think trans women should use men’s toilets? In this article I wrote as part of my undergraduate degree, I argue that this is a relic of Victorian sexism.