Can a Film be Successful without Representation?

Over the last couple of years, representation has become more and more important. People are no longer putting up with any form of art that doesn’t represent the whole of society. Which begs the question, can something be successful without representation? Can a piece of art be ‘great’ without reflecting society in its truest form? … More Can a Film be Successful without Representation?

Are Mixed Race people experiencing identity issues?

Being of mixed race myself- with a black mum and white dad- I choose, and have always chosen, to identify as black. This is not because I’m ‘denying’ my white half, or because I’m ‘confused’ which are both things I’ve heard before. Growing up in a single-parent household, I grew up admiring black women. The … More Are Mixed Race people experiencing identity issues?

Jordan Peele: “I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,”

“I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,” he added. “Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I’ve seen that movie.” This was a statement made by Jordan Peele in regard to the casting of all black actors in both of his movies. In my understanding of the … More Jordan Peele: “I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,”

Cardi B wants to trademark “Okurr”, should we be mad?

I’ll start this article by saying that I’m a Cardi B fan. I, like most of the general public and the music industry, have been charmed by her charisma, her authenticity and her relatability. It helps that her music slaps. It’s raunchy, catchy and empowering for women, gay men and non-binary femmes around the world. … More Cardi B wants to trademark “Okurr”, should we be mad?

White Saviour Complex: Is it a thing?

Earlier last week, social media exploded in response to MP David Lammy’s tweets about the White Saviour Complex. Lammy suggested that in sending people like Stacey Dooley to African countries and the media circulating photos as such only further perpetuates the idea that African countries are in constant need of help. More specifically, they need … More White Saviour Complex: Is it a thing?