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Exclusive – Discussing the ‘gender play gap’ with Stefani Nurding

Exclusive – Discussing the ‘gender play gap’ with Stefani Nurding

The skateboarder is shaking up the outdated preconceptions of an inherently male-dominated sport. We spoke with her on the importance of reclaiming femininity in skating, working towards a more inclusive athletic community, and improving the visibility of women who choose to compete. Nowadays, though female athletes are undeniably more visible and increasingly successful, the male-dominated sport industry continues to fail them. You only need to think back to Osaka’s withdrawal from...

By London, UK
Exclusive – The future of sustainable fashion lies in the hands of the agriculture industry

Exclusive – The future of sustainable fashion lies in the hands of the agriculture industry

With COP26 on the horizon, a growing number of fashion brands are embracing regenerative agriculture in order to meet eco-friendly consumer demands. ‘Regenerative agriculture is a powerful movement in fashion that I think is going to catch fire,’ says Oliver English. English is the CEO of Common Table Creative (CTC), a production company with the primary goal of exposing the unsustainable nature of our relationship with the planet, both in...

By London, UK
Exclusive – Chatting to Gen Z activists Jeremy and Michelle

Exclusive – Chatting to Gen Z activists Jeremy and Michelle

Michelle and Jeremy are siblings from Western Kenya who describe themselves as energetic environmentalists. Their dream is to improve the cleanliness of our oceans and build better habitats for aquatic life. They built an app to do just that. Michelle, a 16-year-old final year student from White Oaks School, Kisumu, is a co-founder of Osiepe Sango (Friends of Sango), a nongovernmental organisation that helps to improve Lake Victoria's ecosystem. She is...

By Nairobi, Kenya
Exclusive — Meeting deaf YouTuber Jazzy Whipps

Exclusive — Meeting deaf YouTuber Jazzy Whipps

Jazzy Whipps, 22, was born profoundly deaf in both ears. After years of not being represented in British media, she took to YouTube herself and started a platform dedicated to deaf UK culture. It’s midday and Jazzy Whipps pops up on the Zoom screen. She waves at me with a full smile and a black hairband holds back her blonde waves. Her interpreter is running late, so we communicate via...

By London, UK