Voting for The Trashies 2016 is live!

This year’s nominees for The Trashies left us spoilt for choice. Narrowing down the nomination pool to a manageable worst of the worst was very difficult. (For the many people who nominated Richard Littlejohn’s body of work, don’t worry – his lifetime achievement award will come soon.) We also have a new addition to #TheTrashies this… Read More

#TheTrashies: Decolonising the White Gaze

by Claire L. Heuchan   It’s that time of year again: #TheTrashies are back and better than ever – or worse, depending on your perspective. In the last twelve months, the mainstream media have produced a relentless cycle of Islamaphobia, racist rhetoric, Othering, colourism, and xenophobia. Some articles have been carefully composed to dehumanise people of… Read More

Voting for #TheTrashies has opened!

If you suggested an article and it isn’t here, that might be for one (or more) of the following reasons: *#TheTrashies were open to articles published in the last decade, so suggestions from before 2005 weren’t eligible. *It didn’t fit with our mission to foreground the voices and experiences of people of colour. We received… Read More

#TheTrashies: Challenging the media’s misinformed consensus

by Maya Goodfellow Last week I had one of those moments of self-doubt, the kind I imagine crash over writers who don’t fit into the media mould (read: white, middle or upper class, and usually male) all too often. One of my friends helped to nudge me onto firmer ground by sending me a famous… Read More