Flo Bellinger

Writer Brighton, UK

I’m Flo, (She/Her) a remote writer at Thred. I recently completed a Masters in Visual Anthropology, and seek to interrogate the ways digital spaces can amplify marginalised voices in the arts and cultural sectors. Follow me on LinkedIn or ping me some feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Flo. I recently completed my Masters in visual, material, and museum anthropology, where I learnt about the many economies and communities that are woven together through consumption. I’ve always been creative at heart, and love painting in my spare time.

You can also find me deep in a book, or listening to the latest self-help podcast. As a fashion junkie with a penchant for inconveniently tiny bags, I am drawn to the ways social media amplifies marginalised voices within the industry.

I always enjoy clueing up on the latest ways our clothing shapes who we are.

My interests led me to team Thred, where I enjoy writing about arts, fashion, and literature from social change perspectives.

Latest Stories from Flo

Buzunesh Deba’s unpaid winnings expose running world’s failings

Buzunesh Deba’s unpaid winnings expose running world’s failings

The 2014 Boston Marathon winner has been waiting on her prize money for years. But it was a stranger, not race organisers, who finally gave her what she’d earned.  8 years ago, Ethiopian runner Buzunesh Deba got the call of a lifetime. She’d won the Boston Marathon – 2 years after running it in 2014. The original winner Rita Jeptoo had been disqualified for doping, making Deba the official front...

By Brighton, UK
New report suggests Shein suppliers are still overworked

New report suggests Shein suppliers are still overworked

Despite promises to improve working conditions, Shein’s disregard for people and the planet ensures business keeps booming.  Nowadays, the disdain for resource-hungry, cheap clothing companies would suggest brands like Shein and Temu are on the out. One Google search on fast fashion, however, will pull up mixed reports that suggest otherwise. Younger generations – the same demographic who have shown a growing dedication to the environment, wellness, and anti-capitalist...

By Brighton, UK
Opinion – Drake and Kendrick’s feud is a lose-lose for women

Opinion – Drake and Kendrick’s feud is a lose-lose for women

Both rappers have weaponized feminism and demonised women in an effort to one-up each other.  It was the feud heard around the world. By now, you’ll know that Drake and Kendrick Lamar are far from friendly. After years of alleged hostility, both singers have released searing diss tracks that seem to have united a divided world; we can’t help but micro-analyse every lyric. But it’s not all popcorn and streams. Watching...

By Brighton, UK
‘Women-only’ exhibit challenges gender discrimination charges

‘Women-only’ exhibit challenges gender discrimination charges

‘Ladies Lounge’ has taken a creative approach to deterring unwanted male visitors.  Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) raised eyebrows when it launched an exhibition open only to women. Titled ‘Ladies Lounge’, the exhibit features works by American artist Kirsh Kaechele, and is designed as a commentary on misogynistic borders in the art world and beyond. However, the show was abruptly closed in April last year, when Sydney resident...

By Brighton, UK
Youthforia faces backlash over new ‘inclusive’ foundation shade

Youthforia faces backlash over new ‘inclusive’ foundation shade

The makeup brand Youthforia has highlighted the importance of due diligence when it comes to inclusivity and representation.  Inclusivity has become a paramount issue, particularly in the beauty industry. And as customers place more pressure on brands to practice as they preach, the margin for error has rightly decreased. Makeup enthusiasts, everyday customers, and industry watchdogs are quick to call out brands that miss the mark, especially when diversity, inclusivity, and representation...

By Brighton, UK
Opinion – FKA Twigs proves AI can empower artists

Opinion – FKA Twigs proves AI can empower artists

The singer has proposed an AI version of herself to balance her workload. The response has been mixed, but Twigs nods to an empowering future.  FKA Twigs has been known to blur creativity with technology. Her ethereal music, films, and dance routines – alongside art and fashion ventures – have always pushed the boundaries and cemented her position within popular culture. Despite reaching global levels of fame, Twigs has never relinquished her...

By Brighton, UK
Netflix’s undisclosed AI use sparks debate on media manipulation

Netflix’s undisclosed AI use sparks debate on media manipulation

Netflix has come under fire for including undisclosed AI imagery in a new true crime documentary. The backlash has sparked important conversations around media manipulation.  Like it, fear it, or loathe it, AI is now a part of our everyday lives. From education to entertainment, artificial intelligence is only set to keep growing, shaping nearly every aspect of our interaction with the media. But these changes call for boundaries. Both AI’s...

By Brighton, UK
Is Bark Air’s flight service for dogs really necessary?

Is Bark Air’s flight service for dogs really necessary?

Bark Air is the first airline offering luxury flights for our furry friends. But they’ll cost you.  In today’s world, convenience tends to reign supreme. If you can afford it, anyway. Bark Air, a new airline for – you guessed it – dogs, is taking our obsession with convenience to new heights. The brand launches this May, and will offer international flights for our furry friends. Routes will cover New York to London...

By Brighton, UK
Opinion – Nike’s Olympic kits are an emblem of sports sexism

Opinion – Nike’s Olympic kits are an emblem of sports sexism

The sporting giant has come under fire over its women’s Track and Field kits. The backlash is long overdue. With the Paris Olympics just months away, major sporting brands are revealing their Olympic kits for the first time. But Nike got more than it bargained for this week when it shared images of the Team USA Track and Field uniforms. Far from online hype, the launch triggered a swathe of...

By Brighton, UK
Lloyd Martin to become youngest Down’s syndrome marathon runner

Lloyd Martin to become youngest Down’s syndrome marathon runner

The 19-year-old will attempt a world record at the London Marathon this April, with his mum by his side. Lloyd Martin has wanted to run a marathon for years, according to his mum Ceri Hooper. Hooper has run many marathons herself, running London four times and even completing the race in the prestigious Boston and Chicago routes. Lloyd, her 19 year old son, has always cheered her on from the sidelines....

By Brighton, UK