Bechevinka, the haunting Russian ghost town
Haunting photographs of ghost town Bechevinka, which was founded in the 1960s as a garrison town in Kamchatka's Bechevinskaya Bay. Located 120km northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, it was turned into a submarine base in 1971, and has been abandoned since 1996.
Five lion cubs born at Leipzig Zoo
In Leipzig Zoo, five baby lions were born to mother Kigali and father Majo. They were shown to visitors for the first time on February 13th 2020.
Why I will always advocate for Universal Healthcare
The beauty of Universal Healthcare is that nobody gets left behind. Nobody is told they can't or won't be treated. When someone is sick, they have the same rights to medicine and treatment as anyone else. What's not to like about that?
Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat
Larry is a cat who lives at 10 Downing Street and the current Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. He is a brown and white tabby, believed to have been born in January 2007.
My favourite celebrity same-sex couples
Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards made history as the first same-sex couple to tie the knot in Northern Ireland as same-sex marriage finally became legal there. As more and more countries are making same-sex marriages legal, here is a photo list of my favourite celebrity same-sex couples.
An Indian toy story
I was charged under section 124 of the customs act with improperly importing a sex toy, which was prohibited under section 292 of the Indian penal code (which bans the sale of 'obscene objects').
Vintage travel posters
One of my favourite things to collect is vintage travel posters, and it breaks my heart that we simply don't see travel posters like this anymore. Enjoy this collection of travel posters and let it take you back into the past.
Masturbation and female sexuality in India
It’s beyond time for Indian women to pleasure themselves, demand to be pleasured by their lovers, and embrace the sexual goddess within, and it’s high time Indian men accept this.
I don't disagree with the porn ban - and I'm not religious
I’m a fierce feminist. I believe in the validity of sex work, and believe it should be made safe and legal for women. I believe that women have the right to express themselves, and I believe that some porn is a medium of feminist expression, but I am against those who exploit women for the purpose of pornography. I am hugely sex positive, but I am against pornography that depicts harm and violence towards women.
My time with the Zabaleen of Cairo
I first pitied the Zabaleen, but as I interacted with them and met more of them, I came to love them and admire them for their fierce determination and their dignity. They were barefoot, hungry, and dressed in bits and pieces; you would encounter their like in any slum that you visit, but they were also warm, welcoming, and generously invited me into their homes.