‘Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink – all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September … More Book of the Month: Bad Feminist
When entering a relationship many may not consciously consider race as a factor. However, it is a factor that I feel needs to be addressed more and delicately handled. I find that it is a prominent factor used when considering a relationship for people of colour. These matters were discussed in a talk I went … More Race and Relationships
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.
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.”
For as long as I can remember black people’s hair has always been seen as inferior, unprofessional and just not good enough, due to the texture and the age-old myth that it cannot grow long. However, for something to be deemed as inferior it first has to be labelled as inferior; those in high and … More The Importance of Natural Hair
Time and time again we hear the phrase ‘Strong Black Woman’ being used constantly within social media. In most cases, you will find that it is a phrase used within the community of black women to uplift and support one another. It is a phrase, as I understand it, that is supposed to be nothing … More The “Strong Black Woman”.