Learning from #DateChallengeby Jessamy Mattinson
Whether you have heard of #DateChallenge or not, dating seems to be one of the most frequently discussed topics amongst us 20-somethings. Are we dating? Who are we dating? Do we like dating? Is dating overrated? Does dating give us all the right information about a potential partner? These questions are ones, no doubt, we’ve […]
A mental health sick dayby Jessamy Mattinson
I can’t decide whether today is a mental health sick day. My morning has consisted of cold sweats, palpitations and a splitting headache preventing me from being able to see straight. Maybe I’m run down or I’ve caught a virus? Maybe it’s all in my head, I don’t have a clue. I’m sat writing this in bed […]
We As Black Women Should Not Be Afraid To Live Up To Our Stereotypeby Samiha Slim
In the wake of black positivity, acceptance and awareness, we’ve become accustomed to calling out problematic vines, videos and memes that perpetuate the stereotype of the angry black women. This woman is most likely dark skinned, with a substandard weave and most likely overweight. Lest we not forget the rise and fall of black people […]
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When Eastern Culture Collides with a Western Awakeningby Shajahan Chaudhry
“When are you getting married?” “No, don’t tan, you’re much prettier when you are fairer!” Are those tattoos, are they permanent?” That dress is too short, the pants are too tight…” Those and many other questions are what I have had to listen to growing up, 35 years old and thankfully some of them have […]
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The Hypersexualisation of Black Womenby Seyi Alawode
“Because of their intersectional identity as both women and people of color within discourses that are shaped to respond to one or the other, the interests and experiences of women of colour are frequently marginalized within both.” – Crenshaw, 1991:1224 The hypersexualisation of black women is something I had heard and read a lot about, yet […]
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