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January 24, 2017 - Written by:

Behind the Lens: My 10 Minutes with Prince William



Words by Samia Meah I was five when my father died and we lost everything. I know everyone says that, but he really was. Up to that point he had been our family’s sole-breadwinner, our cook and cleaner. We struggled to cope without him and things at home quickly deteriorated. Soon after his death, I became a victim of abuse... Read the rest of this post...


March 18, 2016 - Written by:

Perfect Song: Interview with Indie Filmmakers Andreas Kranzler and Ian Locke

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At aliljoy we believe in the power of creativity and the importance of supporting artists who challenge perceptions and find beauty through narrative and visual art. We invited indie filmmakers Andreas Kranzler and Ian Locke to share why they feel art matters, on female characters and the inspiration behind their forthcoming short film Perfect Song.  (Andreas Kranzler) (Ian Locke) Could you... Read the rest of this post...


February 26, 2016 - Written by:

Dear 12 Year Old Self…..


I know you think you’re too cool to listen to my advice and you think you know everything about life. However, the truth is you don’t actually know that much, and there is so much you have yet to discover about yourself and the world. I’m now considered an ‘adult’ and I can tell you, even now, there are so... Read the rest of this post...


February 1, 2016 - Written by:

Why We Should All Take a Leaf Out of a Young Person’s Book


I’m currently at at an age where I’m now considered to be a young adult and no longer seen as a teenager. It feels weird even saying the word adult let alone being  associated with the word. According to society now being an ‘adult’ means I have to be mature in my approach to everything. To be completely honest I know... Read the rest of this post...


January 26, 2016 - Written by:

5 Reasons Why Twitter is my Favourite Vice


Most evenings I find myself sprawled across a sofa, phone in hand, looking at nothing in particular. Despite my constant scrolling it doesn’t feel like I’m getting any closer to finding whatever it is I’m searching for. Eventually, I throw my phone down, huff and puff my way to a standing position, and pronounce: ‘Urgh, I hate social media’. Yet,... Read the rest of this post...


December 2, 2015 - Written by:

My First Thanksgiving: A Missed Train, a Cold Slice of Pizza and Man Named John


This year, I experienced my very first Thanksgiving. But I wasn’t in America. I wasn’t even in London. Here’s what happened. I was in Birmingham for the first time with work. On the way back, I ended up missing my train, so I walked to Birmingham New Street station to see if I could catch another. I walked through the brightly-lit... Read the rest of this post...