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Author: Amy Freeborn

Women’s March On London

Yesterday, around 100,000 women, men, and children marched through the streets of London, in single-figure temperatures, to affirm that women’s rights are human rights. Millions more marched in at least 15 other cities and countries around the world. We marched in protest at the US presidential election of Donald Trump — a politically-inexperienced, self-confessed groper of women, and frequent speaker of misogynist, homophobic, racist, and anti-environment remarks — over the much more accomplished — and also female — Hillary Clinton. We marched for women’s reproductive rights; for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people; we marched for...

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Phox Pop Magazine Issue 2

It was probably less than an hour into the launch party for Phox Pop magazine Issue 1 that I knew for sure I’d be doing an Issue 2. Despite my single-minded ‘just-do-this-one-at-least’ approach to the inaugural issue of Phox Pop magazine, pretty much as soon as I had officially released it into the world, and my friends and peers were buying copies, flicking through them, and reacting really positively at that party, I had decided that this second instalment was inevitable. Of course, what’s also inevitable, is the massive amount I’ve learned between the figure-it-out-as-I-go-along approach of number one,...

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The natural world is full of gods, goddesses and other mythological creatures, in name, if not spirit…

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I’ve Made A Magazine – Phox Pop

On my right wrist I’ve got a tattoo of music notation. It’s a piece from the 1965 Bob Dylan song ‘Maggie’s Farm’ (which I first heard on Rage Against The Machine’s 2000 covers album, ‘Renegades’). The lyric it corresponds to is: “I’ve got a head full of ideas that are driving me insane”. As soon as I heard that line, I immediately felt an affinity with it. Because, while I’ve not (yet) lost my mind, it is packed with so many ideas that available resources prevent me from bringing anywhere near as many of them to fruition as I...

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