About James Hitchings-Hales

James is a Digital/Communications Assistant at Global Citizen. A devout Welshman based in East London, he adores new music, adventures abroad, and Liverpool Football Club. When he's not studiously tinkering with his Fantasy Football team, he's busy either quoting Kanye West or planning his next ambitious trip away. His favourite things in the world are his labradoodle (called Pandora), Huw Stephens, and everything David Bowie did in the 70's.

Why James Hitchings-Hales is a Global Citizen

Equality is everything. I believe that every human being must aspire to universal common ground, beyond self interest. Feminism, LGBT rights, Black Lives Matter: it must all come together to unite a world often in divisive disarray. We must recognise our privilege, and work with the world to recognise that we're all in this together. We have more in common than that which divides us.

Stories

  1. Article: Comedian 'Humiliated' by UK Train Staff After She Was Forced to Leave Disability Space
    Health

    Comedian 'Humiliated' by UK Train Staff After She Was Forced to Leave Disability Space

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 18, 2018

    A staff member stopped the train and threatened to call the police. Read more

  2. Article: UK Politicians Failing to Act on Climate Change, Says Top Adviser
    Environment

    UK Politicians Failing to Act on Climate Change, Says Top Adviser

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 16, 2018

    He didn’t mince his words — and compared climate change to the Black Death. Read more

  3. Article: 13 Women Tell Us Why They’re Protesting Donald Trump in London
    Girls & Women

    13 Women Tell Us Why They’re Protesting Donald Trump in London

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 13, 2018

    On Friday the 13th, thousands descended on the capital — and all for very different reasons. Read more

  4. Article: Businessman Offers Homeless Man Full-Time Job Instead of Spare Change
    Citizenship

    Businessman Offers Homeless Man Full-Time Job Instead of Spare Change

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 13, 2018

    And the rest of the story is just beautiful. Read more

  5. Article: England's World Cup Team Would Be Unrecognisable Without Immigration
    Citizenship

    England's World Cup Team Would Be Unrecognisable Without Immigration

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 11, 2018

    Nearly half of the England squad were to born to migrant parents. Read more

  6. Article: 5 Ways to Help Homeless People During the Summer Heatwave
    Citizenship

    5 Ways to Help Homeless People During the Summer Heatwave

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 10, 2018

    Homelessness can be even harder when it’s hot — and experts want you to help. Read more

  7. Article: Stormzy Launches New Project to Help Young Writers Become Published Authors
    Education

    Stormzy Launches New Project to Help Young Writers Become Published Authors

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 9, 2018

    #Merky Books will work with Penguin Random House to give young people a bigger platform. Read more

  8. Article: 5 Former Refugees Kicking Ass in the World Cup
    Citizenship

    5 Former Refugees Kicking Ass in the World Cup

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 6, 2018

    Welcome to the 2018 World Cup in Russia: a tournament of stories. Read more

  9. Article: The England Squad Have Donated Their Match Earnings to Charity for Over a Decade
    Citizenship

    The England Squad Have Donated Their Match Earnings to Charity for Over a Decade

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 3, 2018

    The squad has collectively donated millions — but it's not really talked about in the British press. Read more

  10. Article: The UK Will Finally Ban So-Called 'Gay Conversion' Therapy
    Citizenship

    The UK Will Finally Ban So-Called 'Gay Conversion' Therapy

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 3, 2018

    Thanks to the largest LGBTQ survey in the world, Britain is launching an “action plan.” Read more