Author: Melanie McPhail

8 Reasons Mhairi Black is the baddest babe on the isles

There’s never been anyone like Mhairi Black in UK politics, or anywhere else as a matter of fact. Here’s why everyone from Stornoway to St Ives should know who the hell she is. 1) No one puts baby in the corner Mhairi is the youngest person to take a seat in Parliament since Christopher Monck […]

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Fatima Al Qadiri: Queen of my Art

I don’t know where to start with Fatima Al Qadiri. I’ve been fascinated by her for going on five years, for reasons including and aside from her work. I’ll try to give you the bare bones of it. Back when I was working as a content moderator on an ‘x-rated’ gay dating channel, my colleagues […]

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The American Dream and Shirin Neshat

Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat Last year I went in search of my American Dream®, and taking a flight from Gatwick (wearing ridic summer clothes for September) my boyfriend Sam and I found ourselves in LA.  It was more about locating an In & Out Burger than finding ourselves, and we went in pursuit of the […]

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