Your World

Why the advertising industry needs diversity

So it’s January 2018, I am doing my regular morning scroll on the TL while on my commute to work. Nothing out of the ordinary: Trump doing a madness, some guy chatting about women deceiving men with make-up, a girl promoting her christian blog, and then BAM. H&M’s new children’s campaign comes up. The monkey-jumper […]

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Nov 18, Your Culture

Jesus or Oscar?

Jesus or Oscar? “Would you do a gay scene?” “Would you mind being a gangster?” “Would you get naked?” “Would you cross-dress?” “Would you do a sex scene?” At the age of 8 I decided I was going to be an actor. This made life easy and hard. Easy, because I felt like I was […]

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Oct 18, TM Podcasts

#TMPodcast Ep2: Black Feminism

Hello! It’s black history month so we decided to give you all TWO podcasts this month which are available on BOTH ITunes and Soundcloud! This episode is all about Black Feminism. In this episode we discuss the Serena Williams v Naomi Osaka tennis match which rocked the world with debate, black men and white women’s perception of […]

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Sept 18

A Time To Heal

In recent years there’s been an evident divide in men and women. Women are fed up with the mistreatment they have endured at the hands of men. They are tired of being abused and taken for granted. For some women, this has become the norm due to them seeing their mothers subjected to different forms […]

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May 18, Your World

Why are we ashamed of periods?

The wave of sweat making you question whether you sprayed deodorant that morning. The clenching fist in your abdomen. And the sudden undeniable presence of wetness in your underwear. You know exactly what’s happening. And now the pimples, overeating, and floods of tears over an insignificant event the day before all make sense. It’s that […]

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Apr 18, Your Culture

“You’re a bounty”

“We’re all running the same race and jumping over the same hurdles – so why are you tripping me up?” – Carlton Banks Does anybody remember “Just Do It” bags? From around 2006 to 2010 these bags epitomised cool – the days of huge rucksacks were gone, and for just £10 from JD Sports you […]

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Apr 18, Your World

Knife Crime

No one truly believes that tragedy and heartache will come knocking on their door until it does. The thought of such pain is too much for many to comprehend. The ache in your stomach. The heaviness of your mind. The emptiness of your heart. So when we see such disasters on the news we entertain […]

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Apr 18

Why Do I Feel Like My Blackness is Being Policed?

Young black boy, there is more than one way to be black. Just like everything else, blackness comes in different forms. My adolescence cried for these words. Perhaps looking back, I’m being obtuse. Reality is, would my adolescent person willingly accept and comprehend the meaning behind these words? Questionable. Fragile, comparable to glass, easily shattered […]

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Feb 18, Your World

Is homosexuality un-African?

It’s no secret that homophobia is rife in Africa and the diaspora; at large. From the one thousand and one songs we all bop to condemning gay people to death, to the fact that homosexuality is still deemed a criminal activity in most African countries, it’s safe to say that most Africans were raised in […]

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