I read Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism a few weeks ago, just as something to do. But I must say I was very impressed, particularly as it helped me to contextualise some of the issues in the current social media climate regarding female sexuality and social media algorithms. But first a little about the book itself.… Continue reading Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: 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
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
“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
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
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
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.
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
The abdication of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their roles as senior royals has been the talk on everyone’s lips over the past week. Many people revile them for this decision while many others, many black women in particular, support them, and are hailing Meghan a hero. But the fact of the matter… Continue reading Renouncing the Royal Duties: Should Tradition take a Back Seat?