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Story Category – Culture, Community & Lifestyle

Stories that relate to people who live in the same location or share ideas, customs, and social behaviour with each other and the impact that this has

What life lessons would you like to pass on? What experiences have you had that shaped how you see yourself or the world around you?

My back-yard brood
Something live-changing happened to me a few years ago. Life changing in very small and delightful way. A friend was moving and looking to re-home her four hens. I had no interest in hens at the time but a colleague of mine thought it would be perfect for me and …
Following the Disquiet
It was around 1978. I was about 16 years old when I went with my friend Sophie to stay on a hippy commune near Castle Douglas in Scotland. Her big sister, an artist, had moved there a few years before. I was living in leafy suburban London with my two …
The Slum Studio
Africans are overexposed to second hand clothing, we are submerged in it. The Slum Studio documents the many ways through which second hand clothing passes before it reaches the Ghanaian consumer. The business which employs thousands of people into the local economy is made up traders, thrifters and tailors who …
Unexpected Adventures in Friendships
One of the characteristics of meaningful relationships, be they romantic or platonic, is that you put a lot of yourself into them as well as energy and time. All of that combines to potentially leaving you heartbroken when that person through their actions gives the impression you no longer matter …

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