Monday, 12 October 2015

Black Roses

Over the weekend,the BBC played Simon Armitage's Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, and a follow up drama Porcelain about the trial afterwards.

The links are here:

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Porcelain

In 2007 Sophie was kicked to death because of her appearance when a group of boys decided that being a Goth, and being happy, was enough of a reason to attack them. She died in hospital afterwards.

Her mother set up the Sophie Foundation afterwards, a charity that aims to educate people about hate crimes directed at people in subcultures. Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Please have a watch and a listen and remember that the way someone looks isn't reason to discriminate against them.