Navigating Fetishisation: Then And Now
As an adolescent Nigerian in 90s England, I never saw a problem with ‘throwaway’ comments such as “….that girl is definitely into your BMW…..” or “….I bet you’re a beast on the football pitch….”. As an adult I can now see these backhanded compliments for what they are, exoticisation covered in ‘white gaze’. It may be 2021 but racial fetishisation is still a problem…
3 Reasons i read historical fiction: with a book recommendation
Western education makes it seem like African history is all about slavery and colonization; therefore, reading historical fiction allows me to recognise the rich culture, heritage and agency of African people that I can identify with.
Why Sex Education Is Leaving Black Students Behind
Talking about consent is weird. I can say that confidently; I’ve been doing it for more or less the past eight years, working with a handful of organisations who deliver conversations about consent in universities, schools and workplaces. And talking about consent with teenagers? Awkward and weird…
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Ultimate Gift Guide with Mouth and Foot Painting Artists
Ho, ho, ho! It’s that time of the year again, for us to unite with our family and friends, in the name of keeping the Christmas spirit alive. It’s time to be merry and for fun-filled activities, delectable desserts and of course...
The Struggles Of Being A Female Doctor In Nigeria
In most medical schools in Nigeria, there is a common saying, that girls make the better students and boys the better doctors. As sexist as this statement seems, it is the reality for most.The cultural landscape of the country often limits women from reaching the peak of their careers. The average Nigerian woman, albeit educated, is expected to prepare for family and place the needs of the family ahead of hers. This extra pressure to be the main carer in the family, to cater to her husband and children impacts her opportunity to pursue her career and hone her skills. Although, some women manage to balance this cultural pressure with their educational and career goals it is an obstacle for many.
New children’s book by writer and performer Jordan Stephens best known for being one half of pop duo Rizzle Kicks.
‘The Missing Piece’ is a children’s picture book, with illustrations by Beth...