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Posts published by “Helen Aron”

Lili and Transgenderism

Whilst transgender politics now have an important voice in the modern societal landscape, this is only possible due to the experiences of people such as Lili Elbe, one of the first recipients of gender reassignment surgery.     Born in 1882 Vejle, Denmark as Einar Wegener, Elbe studied at the…

Jazz: A History

Our modern perception of Jazz is considered to have taken form in the streets of New Orleans around the late 19th century, yet its origins can be traced back almost one hundred years earlier to West Africa. With the arrival of the slave trade, a new style of music emerged…