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?
“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,”
‘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
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
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
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