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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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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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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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To Infinity and Beyond: The Lasting Appeal of Disney

It can’t be a coincidence that the moment the world feels as far from safe as can possibly be, Disney has come out with a platform for us all to be able to look back on our childhood years and reminisce. And as much as Disney remains a platform for children, let's be honest, Disney… Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond: The Lasting Appeal of Disney

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Embracing Your Black Woman-hood From the Roots up.

As part of my further reading for International Women’s Month, I sat down all of yesterday to get into Emma Dabiri’s Don’t touch my hair. As a read, it was beautiful, moving, and harrowing all at once. It is difficult to read things like that and not think that, “we as black people have so… Continue reading Embracing Your Black Woman-hood From the Roots up.

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Malcolm X: The Greatest Leader We Never Had

As we come towards the end of Black History Month, it is very fitting that now is the time to commemorate one of the most significant figures of the black liberation and empowerment movement: Malcolm X. With the latest Netflix documentary “Who Killed Malcolm X?” out, now is also an appropriate time to look at… Continue reading Malcolm X: The Greatest Leader We Never Had

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How Queen and Slim Advocates Black Unity

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of being able to watch Queen and slim. I walked into the cinema, not knowing what I was going to watch, and what I saw absolutely blew me away. IMDB 7/10 ROTTEN TOMATOES 82% The following review does not contain any major spoilers. Still, it does hint at… Continue reading How Queen and Slim Advocates Black Unity

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The Misrepresentation of Culture in Disney’s Aladdin

Rating: 6/10                                                                      In the wake of the string of Disney live-action recreations, one of the latest movies to be released is Aladdin, which I only got around to watching last week and which bothered me in a few ways. The cinematography is what saved this movie from being mediocre. The colours, the movement and… Continue reading The Misrepresentation of Culture in Disney’s Aladdin