Imogen Learmonth

Departed London, UK

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 via 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

Exclusive – Impactr, the app turning social media into social change

Exclusive – Impactr, the app turning social media into social change

Thred has been given an exclusive, pre-launch peek at new app Impactr, the self-proclaimed ‘anti-Amazon’ about to revolutionise online interaction.  What’s next in social media? It’s a question people have asked themselves since David Fincher’s The Social Network premiered in 2010, seemingly the swan song of a digital juggernaut that was fast losing its novel sheen and youth-centric flavour. Throughout the 2010s, we’ve gone through various incarnations of the connected media...

The world needs to prepare for exceeding 1.5˚C warming

The world needs to prepare for exceeding 1.5˚C warming

Falling short of our most ambitious climate targets is a reality that nobody wants to face, but it needn’t be the end of hope. At the Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s leading governments committed to keep global warming well below 2˚C (3.6˚F) above pre-industrial levels while trying to limit temperature increase to 1.5˚C (2.7˚F). Save a miracle, it’s exceedingly unlikely that the global community is going to meet this...

By London, UK
Lawmakers gather to make ecocide an international crime

Lawmakers gather to make ecocide an international crime

A group of international lawyers are currently drafting legislation that would make ecological destruction a crime under the International Criminal Court. The court that prosecutes humanity’s worst offences, such as crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide, may soon have the power to prosecute crimes against the natural world. This week, a group of international lawyers are drafting a procedure for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to punitively address what...

By London, UK
It’s time someone took responsibility for Rukban, the forgotten refugee camp

It’s time someone took responsibility for Rukban, the forgotten refugee camp

Jordan is once again dumping refugees in Rukban camp, the US-led no man’s land at the epicentre of conflict where human rights groups say conditions are some of the worst in the world. The Jordanian government has deported dozens of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in their sovereign borders to a desolate camp on the Syria-Jordan border known as Rukban camp over the past few months. According to human rights watchdogs...

By London, UK
Eastern Europe can no longer be considered part of the free world

Eastern Europe can no longer be considered part of the free world

‘Polish Stonewall’ is an admirable but doomed shout into the abyss for a region already engulfed by fascism. At this moment in time, the Polish LGBT+ community are fighting their newly elected government for the right to be. ‘Polish Stonewall’ is part of a pushback by minorities and Eastern European youth against the region’s recent backslide into nationalism. It’s heartening to see that human rights as we understand them in...

By London, UK
The gender health gap: why women’s bodies shouldn’t be a medical mystery

The gender health gap: why women’s bodies shouldn’t be a medical mystery

The most worrying trend in female healthcare research is the lack of it. Women (defined here as both female-identifying people, and people with wombs) have always found it much harder than men to have their bodies defined in the medical sphere. Given that histories are recorded and circumstances dictated by men, it’s not surprising that womanhood is ‘othered’ in our self-definition as a species - pushed to the boundaries...

By London, UK
Exclusive – POM is the next gen dating app that matches people through music

Exclusive – POM is the next gen dating app that matches people through music

I sat down with the 21-year-old founder of dating app POM to talk tunes, tech, Lewis Capaldi, and why 2020 might be the best year ever to start a business. As our world's suddenly became a lot smaller during the events of 2020 many of us chose to seek refuge in digital spaces, and there’ve been few industries that have benefitted more from the pandemic than online dating. Match...

By London, UK
Scotland makes period products free in world first legislation

Scotland makes period products free in world first legislation

Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free and universal access to period products after a four-year grassroots campaign. Once again leading the world in the fight to end period poverty, Scotland this week passed landmark legislation that will grant free access to period products for all menstruating persons in the country. The Period Products Free Provision Scotland Act, which passed through Scottish parliament unanimously on...

By London, UK
The battle over women’s rights continues to rage online in Egypt

The battle over women’s rights continues to rage online in Egypt

Egyptian women are still fighting for their freedom via social media, but the cost is terrible. Social media continues to bring both justice and persecution to Egyptian women, as a number of lukewarm proto-feminist decisions by the Egyptian courts have failed to quash the nation’s ‘me too’ movement. In response to a wave of protests that began circulating online in May, which saw women use TikTok to publicly speak out...

By London, UK
Breaking – The new Queens of gaming have been crowned

Breaking – The new Queens of gaming have been crowned

Breakthrough media company Queens Gaming Collective aims to emancipate women from the male-centric gaming narrative, and it’s about time. ‘All the boys were terrified of us meeting… they were like what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immoveable object?’, says Alisa Jacobs, CEO and co-founder of Queens Gaming Collective of her business partner and co-disrupter Taylor Heitzig-Rhodes. She’s describing the moment she took the idea of Queens, a radical...

By London, UK