My story on the 1976's Grunwick strike, mainly South Asian women, at a photo-processing laboratory in North West London led by Jayaben Desai, which drew 20,000 supporters to the picket line. Grunwick saw immigrants became part of Britain's working class and labour movement for the first time and it was also a landmark in people coming together and standing up for immigrants in a racist, xenophobic era.Read More
A piece on Youth Ki Awaaz (Voice of Youth), a youth-media initiative in India giving a platform and training to young people in India to express themselves. I've been following YKA for a while - it's a close to my heart after spending many years working at Live Magazine in Brixton - and it's brilliant to see YKA blossom. I'm chuffed to have been able to write about them for Red Bull's social enterprise platform, Amaphiko.Read More
Housing charity Shelter has a magazine, Here, edited by the excellent Emma Warren and produced by Smoke Creatives and it's the most exciting publication I've worked on since... ever.
In Camping Out I talk to three people who gave up their homes to make 'home' in protest camps from Greenham Common (mid-1980s) to Grow Heathrow (current) via Newbury Bypass (mid-1990s).Read More