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    I Have Depression, My Identical Twin Doesn’t- Refinery29

    When the letter came through the post, its content was of no surprise to me. I’d experienced depression and anxiety several times at various points throughout my life, so when a psychotherapist wrote to me to discuss the next steps in treatment, it no longer felt as if I were being labelled ‘crazy’. I’m not a modern day Sylvia Plath; I’d just go about my usual life, only now, when I cried spontaneously, I had a clearer reason why.

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    7 Things No One Told Me about My First Month as a Freelancer- Medium

    When I decided to quit my job as an Editor to be a freelancer, I was shocked by the positive response it had garnered- people believed in me more than I did. My decision to leave may have seemed spontaneous to outsiders, but after months of feeling under-challenged, overworked and uninspired, taking the plunge to freelance life felt inevitable. Like many, the desire to make it on my own had become an itch I just couldn’t scratch and there seemed no better time to take the chance than at that moment, when I was harbouring the courage. See, quitting your job and embarking on a life of instability is exactly that: courageous.…

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    Red Carpet Interview: Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg

    Whilst freelancing for The Upcoming, I interviewed Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg on the red carpet in Leicester Square for the premier of Daddy’s Home. Two of the biggest names in comedy took to the red carpet tonight to promote what’s been hailed as one of the funniest family films of the year. Daddy’s Home is the newest venture from director Sean Anders whose cinematic repertoire includes We’re the Millers and Horrible Bosses 2. Featuring two of Hollywood’s most famous comedy veterans, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, Paramount’s most recent release has been one of the most awaited films this Christmas. The story goes that a radio executive (Ferrell) must compete for the affection of his…

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    How the people of Brixton fought to rebuild after the 1981 riots- Huck Magazine

    The Brixton renaissance Margaret Thatcher’s reign as British Prime Minister was not kind to Brixton. Unemployment rates had soared, the housing crisis was worsening and much of South London had been left in a state of deprivation and disrepair. Racism towards the area’s large Caribbean community was rife – especially in the police. In 1981, the people of Brixton took to the streets so their voices could finally be heard. It turned violent – a quiet protest escalated into riots, injuring hundreds and sending a strong message to the rest of the city. Photographer Honey Salvadori’s Pull it: Pull it, documents not the riots themselves, but how the community came together…

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    Skating through Rome’s iconic Cinecitta Film Studios- Huck Magazine

    Shredding the Factory of Dreams The street lights flicker off as day breaks over the relics of an ancient city; the image of the skyline blurring into focus in the haze of the watery sun; the grandeur of the Coliseum illuminated; the first shadows being cast on the cobbled roads. Is it any wonder why skateboarders are curious about the architectural brilliance of Italy’s capital? Rome’s attention to detail and inspiring sense of design can also be seen 30 minutes away from its bustling streets in a magical location. Murder Skateboarding have teamed with Inti Carboni, an award winning local film director and producer, to create a short film that…

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    The small joys of sleeping rough on the streets of Toronto- Huck Magazine

      A brighter side to Canada’s housing crisis Toronto is a metropolis of modern culture – a vibrant hub of business, art and creativity. But there’s a dark side to the city of towering skyscrapers: very few places in Canada reflect the divide between the rich and the poor quite like Toronto. Toronto’s homeless population is around 5,000 people – and that number is steadily increasing. High rental prices and low wages are too often forcing people into shelters or worse, onto the streets. Yet amid this bleak reality, a more positive sentiment is felt by one member of the homeless community. Beneath a busy underpass sits 58-year-old Alex, an…

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    Portraits that reveal the changing face of Britain- Huck Magazine

    The British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain project celebrates the enormous mix of people and cultures that make up modern Britain. Defining the idea of ‘Home’ in post-Brexit Britain is no easy feat. Immigration and its angry counter-reaction have shifted how many people see where they call home. The myriad of cultures and identities that make up Britain often go unnoticed and undervalued by many, even as they continue to shape the country’s evolution. The British Journal of Photography (BJP)’s Portrait of Britain project was motivated by a desire to remain inclusive and open-minded to Britain’s multicultural heritage. Established back in 1854, the longest running photography magazine has curated…

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    The Chinese photographers causing a stir in 2016- Huck Magazine

    China’s pre-eminent photography fair is back this September to recognise and savour local and international artists, side by side. These are the emerging talents that should be top of your get-to-know list. It’s no secret that China’s art market has experienced a boom in recent years, thanks in no small part to household names like Ai Wei Wei. But in the photography world, a new generation of talent is emerging and creating a statement of its own. Ever since China opened up and globalised its market, photography has slowly developed into an instrument through which artists could reflect their socio-political anxieties. For decades, the nation’s artists became known for their…

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    Building blocks: our edit of the most striking structures around the globe- Wallpaper*

    Dror for Montreal’s Expo 67 26 April Fifty years since the unveiling of R Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere – a spherical tribute to the historic World Fair Expo 67 – Studio Dror is proposing a contemporary space to haul the island of Île Sainte-Hélèneinto the 21st century. Concieved to coincide with the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding (which takes place next year), the new landscape would see the architectural vision of Dror Benshetrit sit adjacent to Fuller’s now iconic structure. The dynamic framework of a 150m-wide aluminium dome will be draped with vegetation, creating a visually stunning accompaniment. It’s set to house an array of public events, from fairs and concerts…