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Article of the week: This week we're spotlighting a piece by shado editor @addisfouche who reflects on six vital lessons on self-love from the late Black  feminist bell hooks which have served as a source of comfort and coping over the holidays. 📷 @tinuke.illustration Read full piece HERE

Artist Spotlight: This week we are spotlighting the work of Italian-Argentine illustrator Carolina Altavilla who is a designer and art director based in Turin, Italy. Carolina's work includes visual activism for climate justice,  gender, LGBTQIA+ rights, and cultural diversity.

Weekly News: This week Marcela shares her thoughts on Biden’s racist immigration  policy, Brazil’s fascist uprising and what Prince Harry’s memoir reveals  about white supremacy Read the news HERE

What we're reading: Our first book of the new year, this week we've loved reading Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel. One of our favourite mythical retellings to date,  this text focuses on the figure of Kaikeyi, who traditionally appears in the Indian epic the Ramayana.

Take action: The UK Government has put into motion worrying restrictions on trans  people’s rights and Stonewall are calling on individuals to email their  MP to take action. They say: On 9 January 2023, the UK Government announced it may stop recognising gender recognition certificates from as many as 14 countries, including Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

New podcast season: Venetia La Manna has launched the next series of her podcast, All the Small Things where she covers topics related to climate justice with another different brilliant organiser, activist or campaigner each week. This week, Venetia La Manna asks Swatee Deepak whether ethical billionaires can ever exist.

Upcoming forum for teachers and parents: On Wednesday 18th January, Beyond Equality are hosting a range of talks and interactive activities which aim to shine a spotlight the impact of Andrew Tate and online misogyny on young people.

Clothing collection: LGSMigrants, a London queer direct action group, has organised new collection points  to collect clothes for the former detainees of Manston Processing  Centre.

Opportunity for people based in Manchester: Our friends at Food Behind Bars are hiring! They are looking for a Food Educator to lead their upcoming project at HMP Manchester.  If you are a chef, cookery teacher or caterer and interested in running  cooking classes with groups of 6-8 men from Monday-Thursday they want to  hear from you!

Opportunity for creatives: To celebrate Refugee Week  UK’s 25th anniversary Counterpoints Arts are looking to commission new  artwork in response to the theme of “compassion”. *Successful applicants will receive payment of £2,000 Deadline: 10th February

Work for Human Rights First: There are a number of roles across New York, Washington and San Francisco with Human Rights First, a global leader for human rights in the US and worldwide.

Got an idea for a play?: Hideout Theatre Company,  an organisation with an emphasis on collaboration, are looking for new  writers to work with in 2023. Reach out with your ideas - no need for them to be fully formed scripts!

Gallery deputy director role: Deptford X,  the hosts of London’s longest-running visual arts festival, are looking  for a new deputy director. If you'd like to find out more about the  role, Director Nathalie Boobis is holding a series of 20 minute Q&A  sessions on January 23. Deadline: 6th February

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