Alternative media

Many traditional sources such as books and journal articles can quite often present predominantly Eurocentric and Global North perspectives, consulting alternative media sources that offer marginalised and new voices more of a platform can help to balance out the biases.

Media Diversified

is a non profit platform that is working to enrich, engage and improve the UKs media landscape. It’s mission is to challenge the homogeneity of voices in the UK media news, through addressing the under-representation of global majority communities.

Don’t forgot that alternative sources such as TED talks, YouTube and social media sites like Twitter can also offer other perspectives.

Curated resources

Personal narratives are a powerful way to introduce different perspectives into subject areas, read our blogpost on collections we have created to support this and leisure reading:

Explore our list of curated alternative publishers and resources

Look at some of our diverse digital collections for example filter via Diversity on the Digital Resources Directory

We have a number of reading lists celebrating liberation months such as Black History, Disability History and LGBTQ+ History