Alex King

In Photos: Finland’s folk ice swimming fanatics
Photography

In Photos: Finland’s folk ice swimming fanatics

To survive their savage winter, many Finns swear by the miraculous benefits of Avanto: cutting an ice hole on a frozen lake and taking a dip.

Written by: Alex King

Inside Ukraine’s queer resistance
Activism

Inside Ukraine’s queer resistance

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine’s queer community has been fighting back on many fronts, from art to activism and rave culture.

Written by: Alex King

The trans boxer fighting to open up combat sports for queer people
Huck Presents

The trans boxer fighting to open up combat sports for queer people

Trans boxers are banned from licensed fights in England, so Jill Leflour is going blow-for-blow to end trans exclusion in sport.

Written by: Alex King

The Brussels festival dismantling the stigma around sex work
Sex Work

The Brussels festival dismantling the stigma around sex work

Belgium became the first European country to decriminalise sex work, thanks in part to SNAP! – a sex worker-run festival fighting for visibility, rights and sexual freedom.

Written by: Alex King

The female skateboarder who became an Alpine shepherdess
Huck Presents

The female skateboarder who became an Alpine shepherdess

Lois Pendlebury was one of the best skaters in the UK. But after injury, she began a new life, high up in the French Alps.

Written by: Alex King

An intimate portrait of East London’s underground music scene
Huck Presents

An intimate portrait of East London’s underground music scene

Short film The Rest Is Noise explores how to stand out and be heard in the capital’s ever-changing musical landscape.

Written by: Alex King

The designer creating unique sneakers from fashion industry waste
Discarded Spirits Co.

The designer creating unique sneakers from fashion industry waste

Zero-waste pioneers Helen Kirkum and Discarded Spirits Co. come together to create custom sneakers, inspired by the waste ingredients within Discarded’s award-winning spirits.

Written by: Alex King

Unruly portraits of punks at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival 2023
Punk

Unruly portraits of punks at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival 2023

Photographer Spencer Murphy explores punk’s enduring role in British culture and why we need its rebellious ethos more than ever right now.

Written by: Alex King

The Iranian motorbike champion fighting gender discrimination
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The Iranian motorbike champion fighting gender discrimination

Behnaz Shafiei is racing, not just for the chequered flag, but to overturn misogyny worldwide.

Written by: Alex King

In photos: Queer style and self expression at Body Movements festival
Photography

In photos: Queer style and self expression at Body Movements festival

Exclusive images of joyous celebration of London’s queer community, captured by photographers Zenhofer and Courteney Frisby.

Written by: Alex King

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