Frida Kahlo – using art to portray female sexuality, pain and, feminine beauty standards, by Catherine Cunningham

Despite selling few paintings during her lifetime, feminist icon Frida Kahlo continues to be widely celebrated for her boundary-pushing work. Through her art, most notably her self-portraits, Kahlo created images of female beauty which diverged from early twentieth century ideals.

Childless Motherhood: Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo against the Argentinian Junta, by Lauren Kelly

After three previously unsuccessful attempts, the Argentine military overthrew the internally divided Peron government as part of the US-backed Operation Condor, and established a military junta in March 1976. Thus began the National Reorganization Process– the official term for the genocide of left wing political and ideological dissidents of the junta. General Iberico Saint Jean, governor of the Buenos Aires Province encapsulates the bloodthirsty nature of the regime:”First, we will kill all the subversives, then their collaborators; later, those who sympathize with them; afterward, those who remain indifferent, and finally, the undecided”.

Queering Education in Brazil, by Luan C. B. Cassal

In Brazil, LGBTQ+ movements work to resist the discrimination experienced by our community. Annual reviews reveal a high and constant level of violence and lethal attacks, particularly targeted towards trans people. Although social movements fight back against the violence, the focus here is to consider the impact of queering educational policies in Brazil during past decades.

Tony Mason’s Passion of the People, Book Review by Jamie Greer

Many European football fans view South America as the ultimate embodiment of football as much more than just a game, with incredible fan culture and intimate relationships between football and politics. In Passion of the People (1994), Tony Mason seeks to study the origins of the beautiful game in the continent and examine the accuracy of this romanticised depiction.