I May Destroy You Destroyed Me
My Experience of Being LGBTQ and Religiousby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
It’s Sunday morning, I get to dress up like a princess and go draw pictures with other kids my age while my grandmother gives me candy for being a good girl and sitting in my seat. I didn’t know what they were talking about nor did I care. That was the weekly routine until I […]
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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Cultural Traditions vs Modern Day Ideals, How Does this Affect Your View of Beauty?by J'Nae Phillips
Across the globe, beauty means different things to different people. There’s an innate connection without our inner beauty and outer beauty, and much of this is deep-rooted in cultural traditions and heritage. Throughout the world, beauty practices vary tremendously. While some stick to traditional beauty practices passed down from generation to generation, others use beauty […]
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Why are we willing to romanticise evil ass white men?by ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Obviously, you can interpret art however you want, that’s the nature of art. However, we should really be asking ourselves why we interpret certain themes in art the way we do. We should start asking ourselves this question in relation to You on Netflix. On the 26th of December, Netflix released this psychological thriller based […]
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On a blind spot of the spectrumby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Words are undeniably powerful. So much so, that when there is not a word for something, we might be led to believe that such a thing does not exist. This is perhaps why when describing my sexuality to my friends, I would say, “Men and women are the same to me. Not because I feel […]
I stand with you, Justine Skye: A Plea to the Music Industryby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Use the darkness of your past to propel you to a brighter future. – Donata Joseph, Author Before I proceed, I would like to make myself crystal clear. I am writing this article from a place of severe rage, anger, and disappointment. I am […]
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Null & Void: The Lost Stories of Divorceby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
My earliest memories of my father are filled with joy and laughter. Weekend trips to the mall, riding shotgun in his delivery truck on those late work evenings he took us on when the babysitter cancelled. Me truly believing he was some angel walking in earth form like in those Sunday school stories. I even looked […]
Why I Hate my BBC Asexuality Documentaryby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Asexual stories need to be told. So, when BBC3 got in touch and told me that they wanted to cover the UK Asexuality Conference 2018 as part of a documentary on asexuality I said yes. I would be speaking on two panels at the conference, providing some representation for Black aromantic asexual women. I was […]
I’m Jealous of This Is Us’ Tess and Here’s Whyby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
American family drama This Is Us just wrapped up for their winter break and delivered one of their best episodes yet to tide us over the holiday period. This Is Us never fails to make viewers laugh, cry and gasp from the ongoing twist and turns; but we love it nevertheless. The last episode of […]
The Double Standard of Infidelity in the Industryby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
2018 has definitely been a year of monumental highs and lows for Cardi B. With her debut album followed by number one singles, numerous feuds, a new baby, five Grammy nominations, and now an impending divorce from her husband, rapper Offset, it has been one rocky road for the singer. Recently, Cardi announced that she […]
My Body, Not My Consentby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
“So if you don’t want attention why would you wear that?”- If I have to have this conversation one more time! I am sick and tired of people assuming the way you dress warrants how they behave towards you, patient and yes by people I do mean (small minded) men. I am a woman who loves myself […]
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