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Netflix’s Self-made: A Review

I was really against watching the Netflix show Self-made: inspired by the of Madam C.J. Walker. Most of what I knew about Madam C.J Walker growing up was centred around the fact that she created the hair relaxer and as a result became the first black female billionaire. But having grown up and experienced my… Continue reading Netflix’s Self-made: A Review

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Oshun’s Descendants

Why we shouldn’t shy away from African folklore Black Ballad’s writer, Jumoke Abdullahi, recently released an article discussing how hard it was for her to connect to her Yoruba heritage because the traditional beliefs of Yorubaland were shied away from by her family. As a classicist, this got me thinking (and feeling more than a… Continue reading Oshun’s Descendants

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Divide and conquer in the aftermath of BLM

As the fire of Black Lives Matter is starting to die down what we are being left with all the scattered smouldering flames of activists and speakers talking about the less brazen everyday acts of racism enacted either against or within the black community. Many of these issues, such as colourism are serious issues which… Continue reading Divide and conquer in the aftermath of BLM

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The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

We spend a lot of time talking about creators during lockdown, about missing people and restricted freedoms during lockdown, but one thing that hasn’t been spoken about is what it's like to have a loved one in prison during this time. If you have a person in prison, it is already likely that you don't… Continue reading The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

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Anti-Blackness in British Islam

In the midst of fighting for Black lives, I think its important to remember that we are fighting for black lives in every corner of society. That being said, it is really crucial for all people of colour out there to understand that this movement is a call for you to change your attitudes towards… Continue reading Anti-Blackness in British Islam

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Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

Sci-fi and dystopian and fantasy fiction has always been the medium for rebellion. We’ve seen it with The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's tale. This genre often manages to tackle human rights issues better than social commentary, or literary Fiction, who usually discuss it rather than tackles. The symbolism that sci-fi, dystopian and fantasy fiction… Continue reading Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

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Explaining White Privilege

 “When You’re Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression”- Franklin Leonard With everything going on and with many opposing views on how to go about protesting, along with stupid comments with regards to “All lives matter” there is a lot of discussion around white privilege. It is a term that many white people don't like… Continue reading Explaining White Privilege

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And Overview of Mental Health in Isolation

As it is mental health awareness week now is probably a good time to assess the health of you and those around you. It’s not really possible to assume that everyone's mental health is deteriorating in isolation. But it would be naïve of us to think that there isn’t some toll being taken by isolation… Continue reading And Overview of Mental Health in Isolation

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Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

Young mixed-raced medical student, Rosa Steenwijk, wants to be accepted into the highly secretive and elitist University Society Ares, where all of the richest and brightest families of Amsterdam and their offspring have been accepted into over the years. But once in, it becomes clear that there is a sinister force, a monster, driving this… Continue reading Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

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The 1/4 Life Crisis in Today’s Millennials

A lot of people shit on the validity of a 1/4 life crisis. 25-35-year-olds today are under an immense amount of pressure that the generations that came before them never had, and it is those generations that tend to shit on our problems. The older generations had life come at them in one of 2… Continue reading The 1/4 Life Crisis in Today’s Millennials