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’.

“Can I just apologise for being racist…?”

There have been multiple accounts of various people and organisations having to apologise for the previous racist and/or colourist comments. Yet, many are not buying these apologies anymore. These apologies have been accused of being insincere; they are apologising because they got caught and not because they truly mean it. Some have even argued that … More “Can I just apologise for being racist…?”

The Conservatives are the true bastions of Patriarchy ~ Corbyn’s #Stupidgate was small-fry against their record.

First, there was of course Watergate. The 1972 scandal involving a break-in at the Democratic National Convention’s HQ, leading to the unravelling of a conspiracy that led to the heart of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Many years later in 2015, there was ‘Emailgate’ where Hilary Clinton was found to have been using a private email server … More The Conservatives are the true bastions of Patriarchy ~ Corbyn’s #Stupidgate was small-fry against their record.

Doctors: “Black women don’t feel pain.”

As an 18-year-old Black woman with one less ovary and fallopian tube than the average female reproductive system, I’ve had to learn the hard way why advocating for myself at the GP, hospital or indeed, any medical setting is so important. Let’s start with some background. A study by Hoffman et al. (2016) investigating the … More Doctors: “Black women don’t feel pain.”

‘Alexandria Oscaio-Cortez is but the latest victim of a political and cultural environment that seeks to silence and demonise ambitious women’.

Amid record-breaking government shutdowns, devastating congressional testimonies and the first signs of the 2020 election cycle bearing fruit, there is only one story from across the Atlantic that has caught my eye in the last month or so. That is the story of Alexandria Oscaio-Cortez: a 29-year-old, Hispanic-American bar tender from the Bronx. Oh, and … More ‘Alexandria Oscaio-Cortez is but the latest victim of a political and cultural environment that seeks to silence and demonise ambitious women’.