• Putting the ‘History’ in Black History Month (Part 2)

    Back to the main question, why is it that for most people, important history is overwhelmingly white? In my opinion, this is simply a lack of a more diverse education, there are many important historical figures who were people of colour and that is what Black history month is...
  • Putting the ‘History’ in Black History Month (Part 1)

    History in the UK is overwhelming white. When we think of history, we tend to think of white people. Just thinking off the top of your head, you might struggle to think of important, historical people of colour. Perhaps you think this isn't true, of course we all know...
  • Perspectives of the Past

    Black History Month in the UK is a celebration of Black culture and history and the achievements and contributions made by Black Britons in the past and has been celebrated for over 30 years....
  • Casual Racism: Do we Know if we’re Being Offensive?

    It’s hard to know what is exactly meant by ‘casual racism’. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot, but due to a lack of understanding, it is not often perceived in the negative manner it should be....
  • The Negative Side of Body Positivity: Whitewashing

    Once upon a time, the words “body positivity” used to relate to people like Lady Gaga and her epic meat dress (which has its own Wikipedia page by the way), just because she expressed herself. Did you know that women experience an average of 13 negative thoughts about themselves...
  • “Me, Privileged? Is it Because I’m White?”

    Am I privileged? I don’t notice or feel like I’m more privileged than anyone else. But then I read a quote saying, “white privilege is like the air we breathe: we don't really know it's around us unless it's unavailable”, making me reconsider just how advantaged I really am....
  • Maya Angelou: The Escaped Bird

    Maya Angelou or Marguerite Annie Johnson (birth name) was a Civil Rights activist, a poet, a writer and a very good singer who deserves to be celebrated during Black History Month. Angelou lived a long life, 86 years to be exact, but unfortunately her childhood was stripped away from...