Women for Wanawake.

I've started an intersectional Women’s Rights Organisation - Women for Wanawake - with my friend and fellow social justice champion Peris Thuo. Why? Because we need more women leading and inspiring other women to do so, now more than ever before. Wanawake means ‘Women’ in Swahili. We believe that a women’s rights organisation must be reflected internationally. … Continue reading Women for Wanawake.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – She Attacked Laws that Injured Men to Illustrate how Sex Discrimination in Either Direction is Fundamentally Irrational

The most logical, outstanding mind. Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that male judges could only be persuaded by their own biases. So she attacked laws that injured men to illustrate exactly how sex discrimination - in either direction - is fundamentally irrational. As a law student, I remember studying Craig v Boren, the case that RBG … Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg – She Attacked Laws that Injured Men to Illustrate how Sex Discrimination in Either Direction is Fundamentally Irrational

The Dangers of labelling Far-Right Extremism as “Activism”

‘Far-right activists filmed hassling asylum seekers in hotels’…‘Far-right activists burn Qurans’. These are but a few headlines plastered across the media in the summer of 2020. Using violence to oppress already marginalised groups of people in society does not make you an activist. Rasmus Paludan, leader of the far-right group Stram Kurs, which took responsibility … Continue reading The Dangers of labelling Far-Right Extremism as “Activism”

Lauren Pemberton-Nelson calls for Revolution over Reform

“Just reform is not enough. Reforming the police is not enough, reforming the prison system is not enough, there is so much more change that is needed." I spoke to Lauren Pemberton-Nelson on Black Lives Matter and intersectional feminism. Lauren is the Senior Comms Coordinator at Glitch who I am lucky enough to call my … Continue reading Lauren Pemberton-Nelson calls for Revolution over Reform

“If you’re white and call yourself a feminist but you’re not doing the work on yourself to be intersectional…you aren’t a feminist”

Grace Campbell, writer, comedian and activist, is one of my oldest friends who happens to be very funny, abundantly outrageous, and infinitely driven. Grace, who openly admits that so-called “disgraceful-ness” threads through her work, life, and self, is also undeniably – I would argue – ‘Graceful’ in that she fulfils and spills what it is … Continue reading “If you’re white and call yourself a feminist but you’re not doing the work on yourself to be intersectional…you aren’t a feminist”

WRITE TO YOUR MP TEMPLATE: BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Image: unsplash You can find your MP here Dear [INSERT NAME], I’m writing as your constituent of (ADDRESS, POSTCODE) to ask that you condemn the actions of President Trump in America and support the actions of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, and here in the UK. And across the world. George Floyd’s … Continue reading WRITE TO YOUR MP TEMPLATE: BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Ending Freedoms and Taking Futures.

The End. No, seriously, that's exactly it, all this Immigration Bill does is 'end', 'remove', 'destroy', 'take' - without giving anything back in return. It doesn't even map out what this so-called "points-based immigration system" will entail. We get nothing from it. Future migrants get nothing from it. This country's GDP doesn't benefit from it. … Continue reading Ending Freedoms and Taking Futures.

To not be paid for risk to life, is a scandal – and a violation of people’s rights

Photocredit: Luke Jones (Instagram @lukejonesdesign) It may come as a shock to some, but our NHS nurses are not paid for the ‘risk’ they take, otherwise known as ‘risk pay’. Yet over the last few months, at least 160 NHS and care workers have already lost their lives due to contracting coronavirus at work. Surely what has … Continue reading To not be paid for risk to life, is a scandal – and a violation of people’s rights

A bit about me

My name is Nina de Ayala Parker. I am an Intersectional feminist, women's rights advocate, writer and campaign strategist. Advocating for women's rights in every campaign I join, lead or support. This blog includes a series of published work from analysis on Brexit, to Coronavirus - arguing that peace can only ever be achieved by … Continue reading A bit about me

A heatwave and Boris Johnson in Number 10 – is this what is meant by hell on earth?

PUBLISHED: 16:21 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:21 26 July 2019 An anti-Boris Johnson protest at the gates of Downing Street. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Politics is heating up. Heating up into burnt toast, and no, it can't be saved by scraping off the burnt bit, the whole thing has to be thrown in the bin. The UK … Continue reading A heatwave and Boris Johnson in Number 10 – is this what is meant by hell on earth?