I feel like writing for the first time in a while today, and I’ve learnt from experience that it’s good to make the most of these feelings when they come along. The last time I published a piece on Medium, I (and by extension, the other members of the collective…


Using biometric technology for “gender verification” so that safe spaces for women exist online is not only transphobic — it is another example of how ‘female empowerment’ is being used to peddle unethical technology.

Giggle’s ‘safety’ measure.

Giggle, a “girls-only social media network” billed as a safe community for women, recently came under…


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race — Reni Eddo-Lodge

This week has seen #BlackLivesMatter protesters take to the streets in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a policeman, not long after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot while jogging. This week has also seen the inboxes of Black writers, creatives, public…


What is it exactly about Louis C.K.’s recent return to the stage that unsettles me? I think it goes a lot deeper than frustration that disputed public shaming followed by a brief holiday from stand-up isn’t an adequate consequence for his admitted sexual harassment of women. It’s more a feeling…


I’ve learned from experience that if I’m still feeling bugged by something I saw on the internet two weeks ago, I should probably write about it, and exorcise the demon.

Buzz is a wearable I came across recently via Instagram; it’s a bracelet that has the ability to monitor the…


I went to see Venus in Fur at the theatre a couple of months ago, and I went along worried I was going to be disappointed. It’s a two-person play (Natalie Dormer and David Oakes) centred on an exchange between an actress and a casting director. Vanda, played by Dormer…


(I wrote this a few weeks back, just before all the Weinstein stuff took off. …


The bleak scape of the game Dark Souls is punctuated by glows of light; orange and white. These are symbols of player interaction, in the form of a luminescent summoning sign or a guiding comment, either of which can be left by another online player. Comments, when approached and read…


Ochre & Cerulean, Northern Region of Nicosia

Originally published in the Cambridge Globalist, August 2015

Every year, on the morning of 20th July, war sirens sound throughout the southern half of the mediterranean island of Cyprus. The eerie ritual commemorates the island’s 1974 Turkish invasion and subsequent division, and the island remains divided today into Northern and…

Rhiannon Williams

Sleepy poet/researcher/writer (Saturnine/Saturnalia, 2018) 🌿

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