Flo Bellinger

Writer Brighton, UK

I’m Flo, 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

Opinion – Chappelle’s transphobia is dangerous but he won’t be ‘cancelled’

Opinion – Chappelle’s transphobia is dangerous but he won’t be ‘cancelled’

We may have thought the Dave Chappelle fiasco would have died down by now. But it hasn’t, and it shouldn’t. For those that don’t know, Chappelle’s new Netflix series, ‘The Closer’, launched early this month. The tirade of transphobic jokes featured in the programme have caused an uproar that shows no signs of waning. Notable comments include Chappelle’s defence of ‘team TERF’, and author J.K Rowling’s transphobic Twitter commentary. The statements...

By Brighton, UK
Playboy features its first ever queer male cover star

Playboy features its first ever queer male cover star

Playboy has announced queer influencer Bretman Rock as its latest cover star. What do these inclusive shifts mean for pop culture’s most exclusionary spaces? Playboy has long been known for its nude female models. But in a first for the magazine, gay Filipino Bretman Rock has been revealed as October’s cover star. Rock announced the news on Twitter last week, writing ‘I’m a @playboy bunny DUHHHHHH’ above two images from...

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Paris Fashion Week highlights industry disparity with Gen Z

Paris Fashion Week highlights industry disparity with Gen Z

As fashion looks backwards, Gen Z turn toward a future of change. Paris Fashion Week highlights the growing differences between the two. Paris Fashion Week kicked off last week in a whirlwind of retrospection. From Miu Miu hailing the return of the ultra mini skirt, to Chanel’s flirty homage to the 90’s, the French capital was abuzz with nostalgia. But many of fashion’s reruns highlighted the growing distance between luxury retail...

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Hijabi ex-model Halima Aden to address modest fashion’s diversity problem

Hijabi ex-model Halima Aden to address modest fashion’s diversity problem

Aden denounced modelling last year, but her latest decision to work in modest fashion sheds fresh light on an immutable industry. Halima Aden, the first hijabi to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, defiantly quit modelling last November. In the wake of her career change, she is now turning her sights to the roots of fashion’s diversity issues. Aden plans to design clothes for the Turkish brand Modanisa, one of the...

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Opinion – Pop culture has skewed Gen Z’s perception of money

Opinion – Pop culture has skewed Gen Z’s perception of money

Sex and the City’s new spinoff promotes the same irrational spending as its predecessor – but how much does the content we consume shape our financial habits? Despite being just one year old when HBO’s juggernaut Sex and the City first aired, I probably devoted the majority of my teenage years to Carrie Bradshaw’s tumultuous love affairs – emotionally unavailable businessmen and bejewelled underwear included. Sure, certain storylines have since...

Does fashion really have a place in politics?

Does fashion really have a place in politics?

In lieu of congresswoman AOC’s Met ball dress, here’s a look at the intrinsic politics of fashion – and why we need to stop denying it. The Costume Institute of New York threw its annual Met ball last Monday, the first to emerge since the pandemic. As expected, none of us can stop talking about it. Between the frenzied meme-ificaiton of A$AP Rocky’s quilt and Kim Kardashian’s… shadow, it...

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