Amelia Abraham

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The Bittersweet Experience of Watching 'Love Island' When You're Gay

The Villa: a constructed world determined to uphold the gender and sexuality norms of yore? Or a bit of harmless fun?
Amelia Abraham

'My Days of Mercy' Is Both a Lesbian Love Story and a Death Row Drama

Rather than dealing with judgment from others, the film's protagonists – played by Ellen Page and Kate Mara – must overcome their own shame.
Amelia Abraham
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'Foul Play' Is the True Crime Magazine Made By Women

The zine seeks to satiate our fascination with real life murders without resorting to sensationalism.
Amelia Abraham

Why You Might Suddenly Die in Your Twenties

An undiagnosed heart condition kills 12 young people every week in the UK. This is how you find out if you have one.
Amelia Abraham

Is Accusing Someone of Rape Online the Most Effective Path to Justice?

Let down by a system that can punish victims, many are seeing a public shaming as expedited punishment.
Amelia Abraham

What We Saw at Europe's Biggest Drag Convention

If 'RuPaul’s Drag World' has taught us anything, it’s that – despite its growing popularity – drag remains the ultimate outsider art.
Amelia Abraham

The Highs and Lows of Clubbing With a Physical Disability

People with disabilities want to have just a big a night out as everyone else, but 40 percent of venues in the UK don't even have a disabled toilet.
Amelia Abraham

The Strange Case of the Innocents Who Confessed to Murders They Didn’t Commit

In 1974, a group of innocent people mysteriously admitted to a double homicide they had nothing to do with. They weren't covering for anyone or seeking attention; they truly believed they'd done it.
Amelia Abraham

Remembering Mad Pride, The Movement That Celebrated Mental Illness

"When mainstream society rejected people who are mentally ill, it created a kind of alternative society."
Amelia Abraham

How the Mums of Extremists Are Uniting Against ISIS

A mother who lost her son in Syria tells us how she's trying to stop other families suffering the same fate.
Amelia Abraham
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Buffalo Zine Makes Fancy Print Mags Funny Again

it's a magazine that goes through a complete redesign for every issue, and puts the humour back into the world of fashion publications.
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I Went to Iceland Airwaves in Search of a Feminist Utopia

The World Economic Forum recently named Iceland "the best place in the world to be a woman", but the artists I speak to in Reykjavik have a very different story to tell.
Amelia Abraham