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Why The Tories Have Binned Their Pledge to Ban The Ivory Trade

An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, with further ones being killed for fun by big game hunters. It’s a bloodthirsty war which is being fought across the plains of Africa, with rangers dying every day in order to protect these majestic creatures. The Conservatives pledged to help put an end to this crisis, so to see them do a complete U-turn and cast aside the plight of elephants is completely and utterly heart-breaking.

Podcasts, Patriarchy and Political Shennagins

On this particular episode, Deborah and fellow comedian Sarah Pascoe interviewed Catherine Mayer, leader of the recently formed Women’s Equality Party. Interest spiked, I was all ears for the next two and a half hours.

The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World

The rhino's name is Sudan and he is the last remaining northern white rhino of his kind.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: A Review

A couple of weeks ago I found myself back in my favourite place: the theatre. This time I had managed to nab tickets to the highly anticipated performance of the Tom Stoppard play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, playing at... Continue Reading →

We Need To Talk About “Ghosting”

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, ‘ghosting’ is when someone close to you disappears out of your life with no explanation at all and ignores all of your attempts to get in contact with them in order to receive an explanation.

The “Rape-Clause” Proves How Far We Are From Equality

Although I tend to stay away from strong political pieces when writing my blog, sometimes things need to be talked about. The controversial ‘rape clause’ is one of those things.

Rhinos – Their Moment of Truth

Last month, I found myself in a part of London I don’t usually frequent (Mayfair) at an event for a cause that couldn’t be more important: I was at a charity fundraiser for the organisation Helping Rhinos.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf: A Review

Sometime around November last year, I was scanning my inbox when an e-mail came through: my heart skipped a beat, I messaged my housemates instantly and grabbed my credit card. Edward Albee’s infamous Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was coming to London with none other than Imelda Staunton as the lead.

The Black Mambas: Pushing Boundaries

I would like to introduce you to a group of incredible women who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect South Africa’s wildlife. This year, on International Women’s Day 2017, I would like to introduce you to The Black Mambas.

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