Topic of the Month
Interested in writing for us? Read on!
These are just suggested topics against suggested months, there is complete freedom to write about any of the topics at any time of the year. You can also write about things that aren’t listed as well!
Help us build a movement where different perspectives, experiences and knowledge can be shared without fear.
When writing please note each person has different privileges and experiences of oppression.
We welcome submissions of:
- Opinion Pieces
- Personal Experiences
- Academic Blogs
- Drawings or Illustrations
- Reflective Writing Pieces
- Fictional Writing Pieces or Blogs
Please state when submitting what format the writing is taking and a brief synopsis.
Read on for topics below as suggestions for what to focus on each month:
July : Welcoming writing around the topics of disability; access or inclusion both of physical spaces or work environments; listening to the voices of those silenced by disability; challenging ableism.
August: Welcoming writing around the topics of youth; the next generation of women; tips for avoiding being silenced; ageism; tackling patronising opinions and assumptions of inexperience; mansplaining.
September : Welcoming writing around the topics of access to traditionally closed topics and areas in work; not understanding unwritten rules; challenging hierarchy and boys clubs images.
October : Welcoming writing around the topics of the BME experiences of oppression; Black History Month; mental health; poverty; coming-out as LGBT+; classism.
November : Welcoming writing around the topics of challenges faced & visibility of Trans and Non-Binary people; anti-bullying and workplace bullying; unseen, unvalued & unpaid labour; carers and the pressures they face.
December : Welcoming writing around the topics of celebrating those who have helped you; recognising the interconnectedness of activism movements; debunking the ‘self-made’ myth. We also welcome writing around Human Rights and World Aids Day.
January : Welcoming writing around the topics of religion, we are particularly interested in celebrating and listening to the voices of those who are targeted for openly expressing their religion.
February: Welcoming writing around the topics of Sexual Violence Awareness; Consent; and LGBT+ History.
March: Welcoming writing around the topics of racism, and transphobia. We also are looking for pieces in celebration of International Women’s Day.
April: Welcoming writing around the topics of health; access to healthcare services; healthcare concerns being listened to; patient autonomy. We also would like writers to look at World Autism Awareness Day as a topic.
May: Welcoming writing around the topics of Mental Health Awareness; Postgraduate Well-being Week; Imposter Syndrome; Cultural Diversity; International Day Against Homophobia.
June: Welcoming writing around the topics of LGBT+ Pride; refugees; the environment.
Please Remember: Facts, figures, other people’s words or work, need to be referenced.
If you talk about someone who has inspired you, link to their website or social media account.
The admins and editors are happy to help with referencing queries.