All posts tagged identity

Becoming Hijabless

When I was 11, I pledged allegiance to God to wear the hijab for the rest of my life. I had been taught that if I removed it later in […]

Being Seen & On Our Own Terms

If you walked through my secondary school, you would find yourself wading through snow, a sea of white people with a person of colour showing up once in every one […]

She’s Not White, She’s Not Brown

I went to a majority white school, where there were probably five people of colour out of a year group of 200 students, and I was taught exclusively by white […]

Language is growing through modern technology. Or is it in jeopardy?

Language is a pivotal aspect of each of our everyday lives, shaping our identity and broadening our perspective of the world. Call it what you like – but we have […]

Book Review: Open Reveries By Bruno Cooke

“An unusual novel that nevertheless captures the difficulties of growing up and the importance of family” Richard is a victim of tempestuous bowels, Nicole of delayed tooth eruption. After bizarre […]

The Sinister Acronym: GBF (Gay Best Friend) – A Rant

Whilst at a flat party last weekend, I heard a phrase that I’d never thought I would have to hear again: gay best friend. And beyond that, in my dismayed […]

A Look into 2019’s Books.

There is nothing better than pre-ordering a book, forgetting about said book, then having it arrive on your doorstep seemingly by magic. Here are some of my personal favourites of 2019 […]

Exclusive Review: Brooke Law @ Century Club, Soho.

When: 9/11/2018 Where: Century Club, Soho Who: Brooke Law On a gloomy evening on the 9th of November, people were waiting eagerly to see Brooke Law perform in Soho’s intimate […]

Bohemian Rhapsody – An Alternative Review.

Whilst a film based on QUEEN was always bound to get attention, Bohemian Rhapsody has attracted the wrong kind of attention ever since it entered pre-production in 2010. Sacha Baron Cohen […]