by Maurice Mcleod Martin Luther King famously said, “The arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” – meaning eventually the good will win. Last year it often […]
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.
by Jendella Benson “Parenting is the single most important thing I do.” This statement is the third sentence in the biography of Berlin-based activist and award-winning writer Sharon Dodua Otoo […]
by Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Venereal Diseases (VD) Act of 1917, a significant piece of legislation in the UK, which introduced the guiding principles […]
by Cameron De Chi Fuelled by a desire to achieve her vision of the “Shared Society,” Theresa May has promised what the BBC optimistically calls “mental health reform”, focusing specifically […]
This week, the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour released its inaugural longlist. The new award, which seeks to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers, is due to announce a winner at Bare Lit Festival 2017.
by Robert Kazandjian My dad often tells the story of the only time he saw his own father cry. In early February of 1958, six-year-old Armenag Kazandjian sat at the […]
by Christienna Fryar and Shireen Ahmed 2016 may have been one of the most taxing years in recent history with the loss of sporting and artistic greats, but it also showed […]
by Kelly Kanayama Star Wars: Rogue One is a rare thing in mainstream media: a movie about revolution that actually tries to be revolutionary. Taking place right before the original Star Wars […]
by Jendella Benson In the final days of 2016 I’ve found myself resorting to the simple pleasures of children’s television. If the neo-fascists of Europe really do want me out […]
by Reem Abd Ulhamid Around thirty minor refugees have been left in the dark regarding their future by French and British authorities. The refugees, mostly aged between 15-17 years old, […]