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?

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,”

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?

The Fashion Industry Today: Women & Diversity

From Leomie Anderson to Adut Akech Bior, nowadays many women of colour are representing luxury brand campaigns and strut on runways of the world’s most sort after designs. Nevertheless, this was not always the case for BAME people due to stereotyping in advertising from the ’70s and beyond. Black and Asian women were less likely … More The Fashion Industry Today: Women & Diversity

Book of the Month: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

I’m no longer engaging with white people on the topic of race. Not all white people, just the vast majority who refuse to accept the legitimacy of structural racism and its symptoms… You can see their eyes shut down and harden. It’s like treacle is poured into their ears, blocking up their ear canals. It’s … More Book of the Month: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Let’s face it, none of us are ‘woke’.

No matter how ‘woke’ your friends are they’re still ignorant and they can’t help it (you’re probably ignorant too and that’s okay). Now let’s make this clear, I’m not attempting to romanticise or glamourize ignorance, but rather suggest that we have all been ignorant and we will all continue to be ignorant. Don’t worry, it … More Let’s face it, none of us are ‘woke’.