<surveys the interface> Well, this all looks quite straightforward. Tell me, fellow travellers, where might I find the "Not look like shit" button? Bit concerned it might be missing from my copy...
You're probably aware that since the Leave vote there has been a huge spike in hate crimes and racist attacks - basically a lot of racist arseholes have taken it as an endorsement of their point of view and it's given them courage to act. The police have reported a 57% increase in hate crimes over the last week.
The #SafetyPin idea is simple and, I think, beautiful: Wear an empty (but closed, obviously) safety pin somewhere on your clothing to indicate that you are a safe person for foreign-born folks to talk to, to walk with, sit next to on a bus. It doesn't mean you have to be a hero, and it doesn't say anything about how you voted or even your stance on immigration; it just means that you reject violence and hatred, and support those who are victims.
- Writer, geek, web designer, present
I'm a former IT technician, security guard, cleaner, railway ticket inspector, graduate in Psychology and Art History, and a geek, foodie, philosopher, web designer, shaman and writer. So far. I'm from Bedford, England and I'm 29.
At the start of 2007 I decided to sell or give away everything I owned and travel round the world for an indefinite period of time with just a backpack and a craving for adventure.
I hitch-hiked across two thirds of Canada and the United States and a good chunk of Mexico, appeared in a rodeo, saw a killer whale from a tiny fishing boat, camped in the Black Rock Desert with seventy-five thousand people for a week (twice), spent forty-eight hours straight on a Greyhound bus, saw Bob Dylan perform live in Texas, toured NASA, ate alligator in New Orleans, celebrated Thanksgiving on a ranch, studied yoga in Vegas, and lived in San Francisco for nine months while working as a cleaner by day and a bouncer by night.
I'm currently working as a freelance web designer, but I'll shortly be retraining as a life coach!
- Northampton University
- Bedford College