Coronavirus: A Time To Reflect And Change Our Waysby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Like most of us, I anticipated 2020 with a sense of excitement; a new decade, a fresh start, an unread chapter. I couldn’t wait to make my mark in the world, no matter how big or small, and stepped into the year with the unwavering belief that it was going to be a ‘good one.’ […]
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Sisterhood: The Importance of Black Girl Friendshipby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Your friends shape who you are. There is no doubt about it – they pick you up when you’re hurting, they offer difficult advice when you need it most, and they love you in a way no one else can. For a lot of us our friends are a family away from home; and it’s […]
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The Art of Optimism; How to Cope With Uncertainty in the Current Political and Racially Divisive Climateby J'Nae Phillips
Since the start of the new decade every time I check social media my feed has been flooded with broken heart and sad face emojis. The new year typically brings in the promise of fresh starts, and opportunity for change and new beginnings. But as the world today is becoming more volatile, and every time […]
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Saying Yes Taught Me How To Say Noby Dan Bennett
At the start of 2018, I decided I wanted to make a change. Not a flakey New Year’s Resolution that would fall through by February, but an intentional shift in how I navigate my social interactions. I set out to stop making up excuses just because I was scared – and start learning how to […]
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The False Narrative of Social Mobility and the “Come Up”by Dan Bennett
Social mobility and the “come up” is often glorified as a dramatic, earth shattering experience in which an individual ascends to a status that their peers can only dream of. However, I argue that this narrative is false and fictional. It wrongly fixates on the final product, at the expense of the often tiresome journey. […]
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Shudu the CGI Instagram Model: Impressive Art or Harmful Fetish?by Dan Bennett
A while ago the bomb dropped on us internet folk that Shudu, a stunning ebony-skinned model with a following of over 30k on Instagram and a recent shout-out from Fenty Beauty’s account wearing one of their lipstick shades, was in fact the 3D art project of London-based photographer Cameron-James Wilson. What’s that, you ask? Looks […]
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Not Adding Up: Why Women Are Dropping Mathsby Dan Bennett
Who’s the first female mathematician that you can think of? If you’re drawing a blank, you’re not alone. And it’s about time we talk about why. As a female with a science degree, I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t even heard of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal (the maths […]
A brief pause: My voluntary exit from societal normsby Brittni Alahmar
I never imagined this would be my path. I never thought I would look back and say, how did this happen. I was ambitious in my field, good hearted, and so sure of my direction. I lived in the city that never slept, while having endless exposure to the most creative and interesting muses. I […]
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Adulting: Goals vs Responsibilitiesby Leigh-Ann Ncube
Have you ever looked at your life and thought, what am I doing? I work full-time and dream of a different life where things were more simple. However, I need to earn money, I need to pay the bills and I need to get on with life and take care of everything that life throws […]
Coronavirus: A Time To Reflect And Change Our Ways
Sisterhood: The Importance of Black Girl Friendship
The Art of Optimism; How to Cope With Uncertainty in the Current Political and Racially Divisive Climate
Saying Yes Taught Me How To Say No
The False Narrative of Social Mobility and the “Come Up”
Shudu the CGI Instagram Model: Impressive Art or Harmful Fetish?
Not Adding Up: Why Women Are Dropping Maths
A brief pause: My voluntary exit from societal norms
Adulting: Goals vs Responsibilities