The march towards equality may be long and slow with a way to go, but sometimes it’s wise to look back to see how far we have come, and inspire us to continue. In developed countries there can be a perception that differences in sexuality are now accepted, and that the awareness-raising actions, protests and celebrations are no longer necessary.
Some may say that there is no better feeling than that of a new book. The smell of the new pages and the cracking of the spine are something of life’s little pleasures, all right before you get stuck in and lose yourself in a whole new world.
Just outside of the walls in the north-west side of the city, you’ll find a district of York which is commonly referred to by locals as the fifth quarter. Bounded by two adjacent streets, Gillygate and Bootham, the fifth quarter plays host to a tight-knit community of independent enterprises with an even tighter-knit community of traders.
With These Hands takes a look at people who are doing great work, with their hands. We spoke to Emma Grubb of Botantic about the shop and her love of plants...