by Kiri Kankhwende Criticising millennials for being narcissistic and coddled is a cottage industry – the latest instalment of which comes by way motivational speaker Simon Sinek, who told the […]
Media Diversified is a non-profit organisation. Our aim is to help writers and journalists of colour be published in national newspapers and magazines and get their voices heard in the broadcast media. We do this by giving them advice, contacts and promoting their work online. As well as providing a resource for the media, Media Diversified serves as a much needed life-line and vibrant forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences. It’s a mothership of affirmation and nurturing for writers, building resilience for the future and supporting people to take risks in tackling controversial topics and subjects that others aren’t. By including a great diversity of writers, Media Diversified applies the brakes to banal racism and crude stereotyping in the mainstream media. It also articulates how racism works in so many areas of life be it from colourism to the fashion industry. The worst of this can be seen in the moral panics but more positively/subversively what if having more writers of colour in the media undermines racism? Which affects us all.
Reclaiming ‘race’ in postcolonialism: A personal reflection on the politics of the racial experience
by Amal Abu-Bakare and edited by Xavia Warren This past October, while reading Homi Bhabha’s The Location of Culture, I came across the following poetic verse: “I am standing here in your […]
The Jhalak Prize announced its inaugural shortlist today. The prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour was described by Chair Sunny Singh as showcasing “the variety, […]
Heartbreak and Grime will make you shake your head in shame and/or disgust at the things women had to put up with, the bizarre façades which define teen relationships in general and the blatant misogyny that so many of us once drank unquestioningly.
By Maurice Mcleod If your partner came home and unexpectedly gave you an expensive platinum ring, you would probably be very pleased. But if you were behaving responsibly, you’d ask […]
by Maya Goodfellow When narratives form around politicians, they tend to be difficult to unpick. Over the weekend the carefully constructed image of Theresa May as a sensibly “cautious” prime minister […]
by Samira Sawlani Over the years I have observed the many ways in which we diaspora folk stay connected to ‘back home.’ For some it is through cooking, for others […]
by Jendella Benson Deciding that it is never too early to take the task of cultural reproduction seriously (see David Osa Amadasun’s article, “‘Black people don’t go to galleries’ – […]
by Kiri Kankhwende Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgement was the latest instalment in Britain’s inch towards Brexit, but if feels like the campaign is never-ending. Even as Leave campaign promises (£350 […]
by Felipe Araujo In Solange’s album A Seat at the Table, there is a song called “Where Do We Go”. Released in 2016, it is a poignant compilation of personal […]