Never before have so many issues been championed at once. The environment; equal rights for ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+; an end to class discrimination and access to opportunities for the disabled. It's been over 100 years since women in the UK were first allowed to vote and the feminist fight for gender equality still continues. Refugees in desperate need of help and compassion are instead treated as criminals. Activism is integral to making these issues mainstream and bringing about much needed change. We at Voice want to shine a light on these movements, and specifically how you are campaigning for change. Big or small, global or personal, we can all make a difference, and we want to hear your stories. So whether you're at the forefront of an international movement, or you've just decided to cut down on plastic, share your story and help inspire others to make the world a brighter place!
3 July 2018
The history of disability activism
Looking back at how disabled people have fought for change
15 June 2018
Music Makes it Better
Tracking the revolutionary and reformative power of protest songs through the ages.
7 June 2018
Lush Spy Cops Scandal: Causing a bad smell for activism?
Lush's campaign has been labelled 'anti-police' but their real intention was an important one for activism
24 May 2018
Interview with Jerome Davenport, graffiti artist
Australian graffiti artist Jerome Davenport talks about how he got into street art, the importance of creativity, how art is a form of activism and his inspirations.
14 May 2018
A golden age for TV is a golden age for activism
When Blue Planet II aired in October 2017, we all knew viewing figures would be high to witness some miraculous journeys through the animal kingdom, and Sir David Attenborough’s enchanting narration. But few could predict the programme’s incredible effect on shaping public opinion towards plastic pollution.
23 April 2018
Companies should use more sustainable materials in packaging
In part D of my gold arts award, I have focussed on the arts issue of un-environmentally friendly packaging used today. Throughout this essay I have vocalised my opinions on this issue, as well as including opinions from industry professionals.
23 April 2018
4Ocean - Saving Our Planet
“One bracelet. One pound. One year. 250,000+ pounds of trash pulled from the ocean & coastlines in 2017” - 4Ocean
17 April 2018
Want my job? by comedian Suzi Ruffell
We speak to comedian Suzi Ruffell about getting into comedy, using arts as a platform for activism and her work with Alan Carr. Lauded as ‘a real stand up gem’ by The Guardian, this young independent woman celebrates her working-class roots with a sideways look at the world.
17 April 2018
Interview with writer/performer Jackie Hagan - activism in the arts
We interview writer/performer Jackie Hagan about activism in the arts, diversity, inclusion and social engagement.
10 April 2018
From Voice to action: Activism
How do we achieve meaningful change in a world that is constantly moving?
2 February 2018
Social media is creating artificial activism
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards proved to be controversial, for reasons other than the winners. The occasion became primarily a stage upon which countless celebrities projected their views on the recent exposure of the corruption in Hollywood.