All posts tagged Society

Taking Up Space at Black Girl Festival

Black Girl Festival, the first festival celebrating Black women and girls in the UK, returned for a third year on Saturday 12th October and welcomed 3000 attendees to take cover […]

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 […]

How Well Can We Truly Know Someone?

A line from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities reads: ‘[it is] a wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret […]

Lets Talk Girl Talk

There are some things that women and girls cannot talk about in public and in society today, it is referred to as “girl talk”. I did a quick search on […]

Step by Step by Simon Reeve

You may have seen globetrotting TV adventurer Simon Reeve on your screens as part of the countless travel documentaries he has filmed for the BBC. But whether or not you […]

I am a broken woman with a dark secret that has to be held together so that no one else I love dies (except for me)

I went to my therapist to say that I’m queer She said she deals with Muslim men and their homosexual desires And I said ‘little boys’ — On a tv […]

Banning Burkas and Burning Bras – What does it mean to be liberated?

The Hijab can mean different things depending on the country and culture, for clarity, when referring to the Hijab I’m talking about a headscarf/head covering, the niqab and burka are […]

Pole dance: turning exploitative into empowering

It was during last year’s fresher’s fair that I was first introduced to pole fitness, before this I had a very limited understanding of what the sport involved. I imagined […]

How Downton Abbey Ruined My Sex Life

As any homosexual my age knows, life is burdened with insurmountable expectations. There is the unreachable twink physique, the eternal desire to have voluminous hair, and the pressure to enjoy […]