In March 2021, a report by The Mainchi stated that the president of the Tokyo Olympics said that meetings with female participants went on for too long. Unbeknown to many, this remark may be seen as a microaggression. In this day and age words can have detrimental consequences to others, whether they are explicit or implicit. But ever heard of the saying actions speak louder than words? Microaggressions do not only refer to the words used but also the actions we do which can amplify a hidden meaning.
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What are microaggressions?
Very Well Mind defines a microaggression as subtle verbal or nonverbal behaviour, committed consciously or not, that is directed at a member of a marginalised group, and has
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As of 2020, one billion users per month access the Instagram app. Millions of business accounts are growing on a daily basis. As well as advertising, sponsored posts and the new shopping feature added a few weeks ago, these are all making the app a dominant marketing tool.
These platforms are being used as a form of personal expression, sharing experiences - sometimes with financial gain or to build new businesses which in turn is helping thousands of the young people achieve their goals.
We asked Suarvo, a young Londoner who started a business thanks to social med...
You probably already heard about influencers and them earning cash by being active on social media. You perhaps also follow at least one of them. But did you ever wonder how they do it? And if you can be one as well? Then let's look at our explainer video to find out more!
Miranda Hart in 'Annie', Joe Sugg and Ashley Roberts in 'Waitress', David Hasselhoff in '9 to 5' and soon Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Sunday in the Park with George'. British theatre is filled to the brim with famous names and celebrity casting, so what does that mean for the profession and the people invested in it?
Stunt casting has become a common occurrence in the UK and referees to a practice where the casting of a role is used to generate media attention.
Investing in shows based on already successful books and movies and hiring big names to create and star in them has proven a receipe for sucess.
The West End earned an estimated 765 million pounds in box office revue last year, but is this way of casting giving unknown actors a fair chance?
Casting based on social media presence
Everyone seems to be travelling to Portugal these days. Indeed, this year the country reported gleefully on another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 12.7 million foreigners visited the country in 2017 – up 12 per cent year-on-year. Here's why it is proving so popular. Portugal has been recognized by many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, The New York Times, El País, CNN, World Travel Awards, the Best Of Wine Tourism, Great Wine Capitals, Catavinum and many more. These awards recognize the country’s tourism excellence.
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Raheem Sterling speaks out against media representation of black footballers following his recent match against Chelsea FC where he was subject to racist abuse.
In an instagram post Sterling addresses the verbal abuse, highlighting that he is not usually the one to speak on such things but when he thinks his points needs to be heard – he will speak up.
In a passionate paragraph he calls out media outlets and makes an example of The Daily Mail’s portrayal of a story about Phil Forden and Tosin Adarabioyo. Both stories discuss how the young players spend their lucrative salary.
Sterling wrote: “you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for the