Why you should read Akala’s Natives

The ability for collective, selective amnesia in the service of easing a nation’s cognitive dissonance is nowhere better exemplified than in the manner that much of Britain has chosen to remember transatlantic slavery…and the British Empire I have a lot of respect for Akala. He is a hip hop artist who has won at the…

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Let’s Talk About Cervical Cancer

We live in an age where wellness and optimal health are constantly on the agenda, but unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to cervical screening attendance. Cervical cancer screenings for women between the ages of 25 and 64 are at a 20-year low according to Public Health England. So much…

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Mothers Day Special: 3 Generations

When I think of the Windrush I think of the infamous 3 words ‘No blacks! No Whites! No Irish!’ Words that were plastered on many establishments warning the thousands that had left their homes in answer to Britain’s call for work that they were not welcome here. As a proud Nigerian I decided to sit…

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An exclusive interview with Alexandra Afryea as Lady Macbeth

Alexandra Afryea – who has starred in Silent Witness, Care and Emmerdale – plays the leading role as Lady Macbeth in the corporate adaptation of Macbeth.  Set in 1987 during London’s stock market crash, the play explores themes of race and class in the midst of greed and genocide.  Before her performance, I was able…

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Macbeth: A familiar story re-imagined to explore themes of race, class and betrayal

Proteus presents a re-imagination of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, setting the Scotland based play in London during the 1987 stock market crash.  Directed by Mary Swan, the corporate thriller explores a disastrous era in Britain, exploring themes of race, class and betrayal in the trading room floor, which is brought to life by an all BAME cast. …

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Technical Difficulties: Design & Representation in the Tech Industry

How much of your average day relies on tech? Probably a lot of it. Banking, navigation, meditation, social media hot takes and everything else in between is likely delivered to you on a pay-monthly, portable supercomputer. It’s how you’re able to read this, after all! Infinite digital services and apps come packaged with the promise…

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An Interview with Tanya Dee from the all-woman show ‘Boots’

Tanya Loretta Dee plays Willow in the dynamic female-led theatre production Boots, now showing at The Bunker Theatre. The play follows the funny, heart breaking adventure of two women at very different stages in life, questioning what it means to be a woman. In between shows I was able to speak to Tanya about Boots and…

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Dating while dark skinned

Illustrator: Princess Karibo Race and romance can be a very contentious topic. Particularly within the realm of colourism, conversations about dating within the black community more often than not lead to divisive spats, as opposed to general resolve. After a candid conversation with a close friend at a particularly fed up time I realised some…

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