Imogen Learmonth

Editor in Chief London, UK

I’m the Editor in Chief at Thred. My interests include social and climate justice, women’s issues, and human rights. If you’re keen on current affairs and social change, check out my profile! Follow me on Twitter and drop me some ideas/feedback on email.

Hi, I’m Imogen, and I’m the Editor in Chief at Thred. I moved to the UK from Australia to study English at the University of Oxford in 2015.

Since graduating, I’ve lived in London where I’m informally studying ethics and learning French as side projects to my main gig as Editor in Chief at Thred. My specialist subjects include social and climate justice, women’s issues, and human rights.

I can usually be found furiously tapping away at my keyboard as I rant in liberal. In the office I regularly take on the role of mum, making pita bread and hot chocolates for my team. Although when it comes to using technology, my status is quickly downgraded to grandma. Despite the grandiose efforts of my team, I have yet to master Photoshop.

   

Latest Stories from Imogen

Development banks spend billions on industrial farming

Development banks spend billions on industrial farming

A recent investigation has uncovered finance worth $2.6bn pumped into industrial farming by development banks, as environmental concerns butt up against humanitarian projects. An exposé by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and The Guardian has revealed that two of the world’s leading development banks have invested billions in the global industrial farming sector in the last decade despite having signed pledges of environmental commitment, and despite knowledge of agriculture’s...

By London, UK
Exclusive – The storytellers fighting for a more regenerative world

Exclusive – The storytellers fighting for a more regenerative world

As the future of the world balances on a knife edge, these impact documentary filmmakers have started a conversation about how the one thing we share could be the one thing that saves us. If each generation has its cross to bear, then climate change is surely ours. Gen Z and millennials, whose inheritance include an ecologically unstable planet and the burden of unlearning centuries of damaging habits, face...

By London, UK
How the US justice system works to protect cops who murder people

How the US justice system works to protect cops who murder people

The oppressing weight of the system doesn’t only crush us from above; by consenting to damaging racial narratives, we prop it up. As race riots continue to rip open the heart of the country that was meant to guide us in principles of freedom, a courtroom in Hennepin County District Court, Minnesota, stands unexpectedly empty. It was meant to play host to the first court appearance of ex-police officer...

By London, UK
Why Twitter is calling JK Rowling a ‘TERF’

Why Twitter is calling JK Rowling a ‘TERF’

JK Rowling taught most of the world a new acronym this week, and not really in a good way. There are over one million words contained within the Harry Potter series in total, though it seems JK Rowling has managed to make just as big a splash in under 280 characters. A recent tweet by the world-famous author has been trending for days now, making the internet aware of...

By London, UK
Yemen is currently experiencing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

Yemen is currently experiencing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

A severely underreported humanitarian disaster is displacing millions and leaving many more without food. Yemen, one of Africa’s poorest nations, is currently being devastated by a civil war that’s been raging since 2015. Five years of conflict has plunged the country into one of the world’s gravest humanitarian crises. As multiple factions backed by complex webs of external powers ravage the land, leading to the displacement of more than...

By London, UK
Referendum extends Putin’s potential rule until 2036

Referendum extends Putin’s potential rule until 2036

The Kremlin has won a controversial vote to reset Vladimir Putin’s term limits, taking Russia one step closer to a complete dictatorship. A nationwide vote this week in Russia has ratified constitutional reforms proposed by President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin pseudo-government. A package of constitutional amendments was passed that includes, among other things, a clause permitting Putin to run again for the presidency in 2024, potentially taking his Presidency up...

By London, UK
Lockdown is the time to learn new skills

Lockdown is the time to learn new skills

A plethora of online courses taught by world famous industry professionals are at your fingertips; don’t waste this opportunity. The capitalist economy is set up deliberately to minimise your spare time. From our first saucer-eyed venture into higher education and the job market, our freedom is co-opted by the endless drudgery of the 9-5. In her book Decolonising Time: Work, Leisure and Freedom, Marie Shippen argues that our lives are...

By London, UK
‘Queer Eye’ shows that empowerment can come from looking fierce

‘Queer Eye’ shows that empowerment can come from looking fierce

As the rigid structures formed by the 20th century gender wars melt away, the Fab 5 are embodying something Gen Z has long suspected: putting effort into your appearance is woke. The fifth season of Netflix’s Queer Eye started streaming last week, coinciding in the UK with the beginning of the BBC’s You Are What You Wear. The premise of the latter show sees a cohort of diverse stylists...

By London, UK
Online dating during lockdown- can love thrive while we’re apart?

Online dating during lockdown- can love thrive while we’re apart?

Lockdown has accelerated the transition of online dating apps to purely online hangout spaces. Should this trend continue beyond quarantine? If modern communication falls broadly into two categories – the online and the offline – then where do we place online dating? Pre-COVID, it occupied some strange liminal place between the two, with the majority of conversations never traversing the digital despite the fact that this was, for most people,...

By London, UK
Landmark Supreme Court decision protects LGBT+ workers

Landmark Supreme Court decision protects LGBT+ workers

New federal Civil Rights law prohibits US employers for discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation. A 10-year Supreme Court legal battle has ended this week in a win for the LGBT+ community. The highest court of the federal judiciary in the United States ruled on Monday in Bostock v Clayton County that gay and transgender workers are protected from discrimination in the workplace by Title VII...

By London, UK