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Why Joining Anti-Racist Movements is an Act of Self-Preservation

Self-preservation is ‘the protection of oneself from ham, especially regarded as a basic instinct in human beings’, as defined by Google. Now, you may be thinking what this has to […]

The Case Against Trauma Porn

Something that has always bothered me is the circulation of the so-called ‘Trauma Porn’ depicting graphic violence. More often than not, I come across these videos and images without ever […]

When the Empire Strikes Back: Decolonise the University – Queen Mary

Student mobilization around decolonisation movements at university is becoming increasingly widespread. From the #rhodesmustfall campaign in 2015 to Decolonise Keele Network writing an open letter to their university listing their […]

Trying to Process Grief

Content Warning: Themes of death and grief in this article. Language may be distressing for some Earlier this month I paid a visit to my grandmother’s grave for the first […]

Before Malcolm X: The History of Islam in the Americas – a review

Before attending Before Malcolm X, I’d heard a buzz around Mustafa Briggs and his Black History in Islam lectures. Mustafa Briggs has already had great success with his first lecture […]

Medicine Doesn’t Care About Women – pt. 2

In part one of ‘Medicine Doesn’t Care About Women’, some women shared their experiences with medical professionals. In this article, I’m going to explore the different reasons for the experiences […]

Inclusion at QMUL: Sandra Brown and What Comes Next

Walking through Library Square and Ground Cafe on the 8th of October, it was difficult to avoid seeing *that* email, a powerfully worded accusation about Queen Mary’s problematic, institutionalized racism. […]

Black History Month in 2019

October is Black History Month in the UK. It’s a month that highlights and celebrates black history, something that isn’t commonplace. It is a time for black people to take […]

Medicine Doesn’t Care About Women

Medicine doesn’t care about women*, and here’s why. Women are less likely to be believed when they see a healthcare professional about symptoms. Women are less likely to be taken […]