Jul 17, Your Move

So, What’s Next?

I graduated from an BSc economics degree in July and since then whether I am talking to friends, family, acquaintances or even my doctor the question ‘So, what’s next?’ always seems to come up. Now this in itself is not a bad question, but when you are not too sure or have absolutely no idea […]

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Jul 17, Your Culture

Black Brit in the states

I studied abroad in my second year of university at the University of Maryland, College Park (don’t worry, this was before Trump). It was a truly life changing experience which I would recommend to anyone if given the opportunity. I knew that I wanted to write a post about my time abroad and thought that […]

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Jul 17, Your Culture

Staying hydrated in summer ’17

The glorious British summer days are upon us and once again the bees are buzzing and the BBQs are popping (my DMs are open for invites).  In between all this fun it is so easy to forget to maintain your water intake, below are some of my tips on how I keep hydrated in the […]

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Jul 17, Your World

Women Not Weapons

What was your starting inspiration? It all started with an article my friend Samy shared on facebook. It was about rape used as a weapon of warfare with Congo, the article commended Dr.  Denis Mukewege the man whom repaired these abused woman, however what was peculiar and struck me was the vivid graphic details in […]

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Jul 17

Ekua Haizel

Ekua Haizel is a charity focused on the new Africa. Africa is on the rise and we don’t want anyone to miss the elevation. Our aim is to get the diaspora to contribute to the continent and its development. We hold events to alter their perception on the continent. As well as yearly trips to […]

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Jul 17, Your World

APPROPRIATION VS ASSIMILATION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

When we talk about cultural appropriation and how detrimental it is to ‘minority’ cultures, there is always a rebuttal along the lines of “but minorities appropriate white culture all the time so what’s the big deal?” In my first year of university, after the Christmas break, a white girl who lived on my floor came […]

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Jul 17, Your World

The Corporate Afro

Originally featured on: controversialone.wordpress.com “Sexism makes me angrier than racism!” These were the words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, and at first I didn’t understand what on earth she was chatting about. But once I calmed down and watched the rest of her TEDxEuston presentation I could understand why she said what she said. She explained feeling […]

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Your Culture

CurlyTreats Festival

We caught up with Vinna Best founder of the CurlyTreats Festival, the UK’s Biggest Natural Hair Festival to Celebrate Black Culture. Bio Since 2013, Vinna Best has been delivering natural hair events around the UK, in major cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, and Bristol, encouraging black women and girls to be and feel […]

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Jul 17, Your Culture

The Torn Artisan

Growing up in a westernised society and away from the homelands, I was blessed with freedom and opportunities to succeed in life. But with that, I knew I would have to work twice as hard to prove myself and to others that it can be done because being a black, muslim, female is a rare […]

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