About James Hitchings-Hales

James is a Digital/Communications Officer 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: Bird Feeds Its Chick Cigarette Butt in ‘Heartbreaking’ Viral Photo
    Environment

    Bird Feeds Its Chick Cigarette Butt in ‘Heartbreaking’ Viral Photo

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Erica Sanchez|July 4, 2019

    "If you smoke, please don't leave your butts behind." Read more

  2. Article: England's Women's World Cup Semi-Final Is Britain's Most-Watched TV in 2019 So Far
    Girls & Women

    England's Women's World Cup Semi-Final Is Britain's Most-Watched TV in 2019 So Far

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 3, 2019

    It’s a sweeping declaration of victory for women’s football and gender equality in sport. Read more

  3. Article: 4 Epic Outdoor Gigs You Can Earn Free Tickets to This Summer
    Citizenship

    4 Epic Outdoor Gigs You Can Earn Free Tickets to This Summer

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 21, 2019

    Throw those curtains wide. A wonderful world of music is right outside your window. Read more

  4. Article: This UK River Has Six Times More Plastic Density Than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    Environment

    This UK River Has Six Times More Plastic Density Than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 20, 2019

    Greenpeace found plastic in every single river they investigated. Read more

  5. Article: Love Island: 7 Pick-Up Lines for Our Favourite Vaccine Scientist
    Health

    Love Island: 7 Pick-Up Lines for Our Favourite Vaccine Scientist

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 13, 2019

    Yewande Bialaa: Love Island contestant, “terrible flirt” — and vaccine scientist. Read more

  6. Article: Britain Becomes First Major Country to Commit to Legally Binding Zero Emissions Target
    Environment

    Britain Becomes First Major Country to Commit to Legally Binding Zero Emissions Target

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 12, 2019

    Theresa May will make the UK the first economy in the G7 to legislate for zero emissions. Read more

  7. Article: Radiohead Just Released Hours of Music Stolen by Hackers — to Fight Climate Change
    Environment

    Radiohead Just Released Hours of Music Stolen by Hackers — to Fight Climate Change

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 11, 2019

    The music was from stolen from hours of sessions recorded for 1997 album ‘OK Computer’. Read more

  8. Article: This Collective Is Finally Bringing the History of Women’s Football to Wikipedia
    Girls & Women

    This Collective Is Finally Bringing the History of Women’s Football to Wikipedia

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 11, 2019

    Gender bias is pervasive throughout football blogs on the encyclopaedic website. Read more

  9. Article: 5 Teenagers Arrested After London Bus Attack on Gay Couple Who Refused to Kiss on Demand
    Girls & Women

    5 Teenagers Arrested After London Bus Attack on Gay Couple Who Refused to Kiss on Demand

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 10, 2019

    “I’m tired of being taken as a sexual object." Read more

  10. Article: The Global Legacy of Theresa May: the Good, Bad, and Ugly
    OpinionCitizenship

    The Global Legacy of Theresa May: the Good, Bad, and Ugly

    By James Hitchings-Hales|June 7, 2019

    The departing UK prime minister had three years at the helm. How did she do? Read more