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β€œStop doubting yourself. Take that risk, make that leap, don't be afraid of failing and say yes to that thing that scares you.” #ARUProud to have Jamie Thistlethwaite as our Alumni of the month for February. Read about his journey and ARU experience by pasting this link into your URL bar: About Jamie, BA (Hons) Film and Television Production 2013. After studying my BA in Film and Television Production at ARU, I then went on to study for a Masters degree in Filmmaking at the Met Film School in Ealing Studios. Since then, I've worked as a photographer and filmmaker for companies such as @GettyImages, @PrideinLondon, AKT @aktcharity, The Diner, Polette, @CambridgePride and @BossaStudios. My photography work has been featured in @the.independent, The @evening.standard, @TimeOutLondon, Mail Online and @GayTimes whilst my film work has been screened at various UK and international film festivals, earning me a Best Director nomination for my work on the web-series β€œSupport Acts” at UK Web Fest. In 2020, I was shortlisted for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award and won the Love in London Photography award. In September 2019, I set up a photography and film business, DoodleBug Images Ltd., and have been capturing everything from drinks to drag queens on a variety of large-scale projects since." Thank you to Jamie for sharing your story... Find out more about Jamie's best experiences at ARU, advice to current students and more here: #ARUAlumni #AlumniOfTheMonth #PrideLondon #PrideCambridge #Photographer #PhotographyDegree #ProfessionalPhotographer #AwardWinningPhotographer #BestDirectorAward #TimeOutLondon #LoveInLondon #PrideMonth #LGBTMonth #LGBTHistoryMonth #LGBTHM2021 #LBGTHistoryMonth2021 #LGBTQ+ #Pride🏳️ 🌈 #🏳️ 🌈🏳️ βš§οΈβ—#LGBTHM21 #LoveIsLove #ARU #AngliaRuskinUniversity #AngliaRuskin #PhotographyAndFilm #Filmmakers #GettyImages #FoodPhotographer #PinkLady

β€œLGBT history month is both a time for us to reflect on the injustice of past treatment of LGBT individuals and also a time to celebrate those who fought for LGBT rights. It is a time for us to unite and educate others and to teach acceptance.” -Kat (she/they) is president of LGBTQIA society, and is our LGBT rep. She identifies as being a queer individual. @aru_lgbtqia_soc #ARUProud #LGBTQIAHistoryMonth #LGBTQ #AngliaRuskin #ARU

'Though coronavirus may have stopped the pride parades from happening this year, I still plan to celebrate in my own way – even if it’s in my bedroom. 🌈 Every year in the month of June, LGBTQ+ pride is celebrated. The reason June is chosen to celebrate the pride of the LGBTQ+ community is because it was the month that the Stonewall Riots took place back in 1969. In 1969, a gay bar in New York called the Stonewall Inn was raided by police, which sparked a six-day protest. This event paved the way for LGBTQ+ rights across the world, and every year in June, people come together to celebrate the pride of the LGBTQ+ community through parades. Through June I plan to create as much LGBTQ+ content as possible, from art to baking. I will also have my own pride parade, just from the comfort of my own home. The friend who I always attend pride with will get a good long video call from me, and I will make us dress up rainbow, have some drinks and dance the night away'. 🏳️ 🌈🏳️ 🌈 Sociology student, Amy, talks about how she will be celebrating Pride month in 2020- read her full article here by copying and pasting this link into a broswer: #pride2020 #LGBTQ #Pridemonth #Angliaruskin #ARUProud #pride #ARU #ARUTogether