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Shappi Khorsandi

@ShappiKhorsandi
Shappi Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian, writer and Independent columnist. She is also the president of the British Humanist Association.

Children getting stabbed to death on our streets is everyone’s problem

Jayden Moodie was a black child and, because of this, on social media and in the press, the words ‘gang-related’ have been scattered about with abandon – without evidence, and without giving his family a moment to grieve

Why I'm speaking out in support of reforming the Gender Recogition Act

If I was suffering in my own skin, I’d want to be able to make the change now, today, this minute. I would want the law to recognise me as the person I know I am

Let's be honest about why kids are actually obese

We can screech ‘THEY’RE GETTING FATTER!’ all we like, but no one is under any illusions about the nutritional value of chips. There are other things at play here