Category Activism

‘We’re Not Allowed to be Girls!’ Resisting Gender-Neutral Uniform

by Anne-Meike Fechter For those unfamiliar with the issue, the news that a group of parents and pupils at an East Sussex secondary school staged a protest on the first day of term against the final-stage roll-out of a gender neutral uniform, may seem bemusing. Why would girls, and their parents, actively resist a policy that […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: 6-week Reflections

**We are thrilled to have completed our 6-week, 6-item ‘fashion fast’ and have raised more than £600 for the labour rights NGO, Labour Behind the Label. If you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts, please click here – thank you!** Read about the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth weeks of our ‘fashion fast.’ by Joana Pereira When I […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 6

**We are thrilled to have completed our 6-week, 6-item ‘fashion fast’ and have raised more than £600 for the labour rights NGO, Labour Behind the Label. If you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts, please click here – thank you!** Read about the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth weeks of our ‘fashion fast.’ by Rifka Fehr The last six […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 5

We are nearly to the end of our 6-week ‘6 items challenge.’ As eight undergraduates and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we have committed to living in just 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise money for the labour rights charity, Labour Behind the Label. Read about the first, second, third, and […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 4

We have entered the 5th week of our ‘6 items challenge.’ As eight Anthropology / International Development / International Relations / Geography undergraduates and one lecturer at the University of Sussex, we have committed to living in just 6 items of clothing for 6 weeks to raise money for the labour rights charity, Labour Behind […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 3

by Alfred Lewis **Read about the first, second, and fourth week of our ‘fashion fast.’ If you can, please donate to our efforts to raise money for the labour rights charity Labour Behind the Label.** Tadaaa… Here are my 6 items of clothing. I decided on two shirts, one puffer jacket, one pair of jeans and a pair of pyjamas. […]

Our ‘Fashion Fast’: Week 2

by Amelia Yates **Read about the first, third, and fourth week of our ‘fashion fast.’ If you can, please donate to our efforts to raise money for the labour rights charity Labour Behind the Label.** Clothing is our social skin, a strategic resource for the unmaking and remaking of identities and groups. Our American and European skins are crafted […]