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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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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Black History Month: A #LondonBraids Story

Instagram is not just a place for the hallowed selfies or holiday pictures. With an ever-growing user base, the photo-sharing app has established itself as a ubiquitous social media marketing tool that’s here to stay. In 2017, there were an estimated 17.2 million Instagram users in the UK, with 61% of the total being 18-34,…

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Top Tips to Help Maintain Your Hair While You Workout!

Our relationship with our hair has been historically complex – everywhere between school, to the water cooler and even the gym. Although our hair grows from our own scalps, it’s still perceived as a peculiarity. For many years, mainstream media has cast black hair as ‘unattractive’ and ‘unprofessional’ in the eye of European standards of…

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Smelling Good, Feeling Great

I cannot be the only one that loves smelling good. I don’t know about you, but it fills me with confidence knowing I have a good scent going on. I’ve definitely missed my (irregular) public transport connects on account of not leaving the house until I’ve set my fragrance for the day. It doesn’t have…

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Black British Girlhood: The Hair Shop Edition

Picture this: you’re 9 years old. It’s Saturday morning and your mum is running her hand over the soft fuzz that’s developed from your plaits. Being 9, you’re not particularly bothered by the fly-aways. Your mum, however, can’t have you out there like that and frankly, this hairstyle has seen better days. So it’s time…

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Seven Black British Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasting has fast become a ubiquitous media format for consumption. From the highly entertaining, to the incredibly informative, there’s something out there for everyone looking for audio respite. Here are just seven of the best Black British podcasts, each covering a variety of perspectives and topics. The Receipts Who: Tolly T, Audrey (formerly known as…

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Six Tips for Easing into Vegetarianism

Growing up in an African household, meat was a staple in most, if not all, of my meals. Any given week would be a variety of dishes ranging from Kenyan, Greek and Italian, to something British (whatever that is). The common denominator of each cuisine was always meat. It was only when I started cooking…

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