Rethinking Feminist Discourse on FGC

Contributor Charlotte-Kissick Jones is a second year studying English and is one of The Clandestine’s Current Events Reporters. Translator Isa Betoret García is a second year War Studies and History student who is particularly interested in how feminism affects every day life and believes that open conversation and compassion are the best ways to change the…

The Modern Goddess: Body Positivity from Antiquity to Today

Contributor Issabella Orlando is a second year Classics student who enjoys writing about the intersection between the standards of antiquity and the expectations of modernity. Translator Katharine Desgans is a third year International Development student with a passion for cooking, animal activism, and international politics. [Featured Image: Crouching Venus, Hadrianic copy of Greek original by…

Brett Kavanaugh: Criminal, Emotional, and Unqualified

Contributor Coline Baralon is a second year in International Relations, with growing interests in the topics of feminism, human rights and diplomacy. Editor’s Note: As a young, queer, American woman who has found it incredibly difficult to tune into the news of her home country, I feel the need to lend my voice to this discussion….

Karen: A Self Portrait

Art Contributor Karen Birnie is a final year Medical student at KCL. She is the former President of KCL Sexpression and has a particular interest in how we can better deliver sex and relationship education to young people. Translator Isa Betoret García is a second year War Studies and History student who is particularly interested in…

Life Continues After

Catriona Louise is a recent KCL graduate who runs the project “Life Continues After”, a communal online space for survivors of sexual assault and a soon to be podcast. Translator Mariana Dongo-Soria a is a second year History student who loves to write creatively, dance passionately, and dodge pigeons consistently. TW: sexual assault — It will be…

Current Events Report – Sports Night: Initiation or Manipulation?

Charlotte Kissick-Jones and Marion Guerbet are the Clandestine’s first ever Current Events Reporters. They have written this piece after attending the first sports night of this academic year. Their findings point to the fundamental flaws in the structures of sports societies at KCL and throughout the UK.   The KCLSU Welcome Fair marked the end…

Thoughts and Reflections on Walker’s Definition of Womanist

Kat Odina Ali is an artist and writer. She spends a lot of time singing old jazz songs and wandering around London. Womanist (Alice Walker): A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual…

Sex Work and Class

Emily O’Sullivan is a third year Religion, Philosophy and Ethics student who has written for Breaking the Glass Ceiling. The issue of sex work is one that still divides many feminists. Whilst some argue that sex work is a tool of the patriarchy to commodify the female body, others maintain that this attitude stigmatises sex…

The ‘She’ Between the Lines: Finding Roman Women in Ancient Texts

Issabella Orlando is a Toronto-born, London-based Ancient History student. She has always been an avid writer, fascinated by antiquity, travel and world issues. Inspired by the ancient past, she hopes to use her background in classical studies as a foundation of insight from which she can better understand social, cultural and political issues within the…