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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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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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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

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Five Ways to Cope During Lockdown

Social media certainly gives the impression that we are all falling apart at the seams from isolation. And maybe that’s true, but for those who would rather that wasn’t the case, there a few simple and practical ways of ensuring that you don’t tumble down the rabbit hole during this quarantine. Timetabling and Making To-do… Continue reading Five Ways to Cope During Lockdown

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Feminism: The wolf in Sheep’s clothing

Why Feminism is the losing ideology In the West today we think we've mastered Feminism. And it is true that certain aspects of Feminism are very clear cut and regularly discussed in our societies, such as equal pay, right to free speech and Freedom of movement. But the reality is that these are all manifestations… Continue reading Feminism: The wolf in Sheep’s clothing

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Living as a Woman is a Triumph Worth Celebrating

International Women’s Day will soon be upon us so in honour of this thecoffeebrk will be featuring post regarding feminism and celebrating women over the whole month of March. The media and big organisations like to take this time to celebrate the great women who came before us and those that have paved the way… Continue reading Living as a Woman is a Triumph Worth Celebrating