Silvie Vale

Silvie Vale

Passionate about LGBT issues and human rights, Silvie Vale has recently graduated in Development and International Relations from Aalborg University, Denmark. She is specialized in Global Gender Studies and is particularly interested in creating awareness about matters of social justice. She loves travelling, researching and learning new things.
    • Boom! – System of a Down

      At a time where war is very much a reality and part of the daily experiences of millions of people in different parts of the world, the song Boom! is a reminder that no justice comes from it. Boom! is a song from the American-Armenian metal/rock band System of...
    • Behind superstition in Nigeria

      Earlier this year, the image of a starving toddler receiving water from an aid worker in the streets of Nigeria went viral. The picture was useful in raising awareness about the harmful superstitions existing in the country and therefore gaining momentum in the fight against them. The child in...
    • Glad to be Gay – Tom Robinson Band

      Originally written by Tom Robinson for the London Gay Pride parade in 1976, Glad to Be Gay has become a LGBT anthem in the UK. The song was a sharp critique of the British hostile stance towards homosexuality. Note that at the time, in England, same-sex relations had been...
    • Changes by Tupac

      Changes is a song from Tupac Shakur, who is, arguably, one of the greatest rappers of all times. Changes was originally recorded in 1992, and was later re-mixed in 1998 after Tupac’s death  in 1996, as part of the album Greatest Hits. The song is one of his major...
    • The Sound of Silence – Disturbed

      The Sound of Silence is, originally, a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel and was written by Paul Simon in 1963/64. The version featured above is a brilliant and powerful cover by the America heavy metal band Disturbed. The Sound of Silence is one of the...
    • Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

      Same Love is a song by the American hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and part of the their 2012 album The Heist. The song talks about love, homosexuality and acceptance, and was recorded during the Washington Referendum 74 campaign, which upon approval came to legalize same-sex marriage in...
    • Pride – U2

      If Pride had to be described in one word, this would be Love. In fact, this song is all about sacrifice in the name of love. Pride is a song by the well-known Irish rock band U2. It is the main single of the album The Unforgettable Fire, released...
    • Truth or Dare? Reflections on Ethiopia’s Drought Crisis

      Presently, more than 10 million people in Ethiopia are facing serious risks of hunger. http://gty.im/2638737 It is hard to imagine that in the 21st century, where 222 million tons of food are wasted in developed countries annually, corresponding to almost as much as the net food production in Sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people...
    • Enola Gay – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

      Enola Gay is a pop song by the British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), and addresses one of the darkest events in history – the Hiroshima bombing. It was written by Andy McCluskey, the band’s lead singer, and was released in 1980, as the only single from the...
    • Machine Gun – Jimi Hendrix

      Machine Gun is one of the masterpieces of the great rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. It is a song that beautifully demonstrates how art can be used to express the spoils of war. Machine Gun exhibits Hendrix’s disapproval regarding the Vietnam War. It was never fully recorded on studio,...
    • A Front-line Fighter Against Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

      Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, is one of the most horrific crimes committed against human beings, and according to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), it affects all countries from around the world. At a global level, human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation,...
    • American Idiot by Green Day

      American Idiot is one of the greatest successes of the American punk rock band Green Day, and part of the album also called American Idiot, released in 2004. Other than being one of the Green Day’s major hits, it was actually the song that revived the band after the relatively...
    • “Q” – The New All-Gender-Inclusive Queer Social Network

      Q is a brand new app that was launched last November, with a notorious feature – it welcomes all users regardless of their gender and sexual identities. In fact, it is the first gender-inclusive queer social network in the market, purposely designed to embrace all genders, specially those who fall outside the traditional gender norms....
    • The Inconvenient Truth About Westerners’ Solidarity

      Last Friday evening, gunmen and suicide bombing attacks were carried out in several places in Paris that victimized hundreds of people, from which at least 127 have died. The next morning, almost all the newspapers and magazines featured the attacks. Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms were filled...
    • Androgynous – Challenging the Gender Norms in the 80’s

      Androgynous, is a song by The Replacements, and part of their album Let it Be, first released in 1984. The song was written by Paul Westerberg, the band’s guitarist and lead singer. Androgynous is a song about love. Love between two people who challenge the cisgender societal norms. It...
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