by Claire L. Heuchan It’s that time of year again: #TheTrashies are back and better than ever – or worse, depending on your perspective. In the last twelve months, the mainstream media have produced a relentless cycle of Islamaphobia, racist rhetoric, Othering, colourism, and xenophobia. Some articles have been carefully composed to dehumanise people of… Read More
Under the Udala Trees – a Review
by Claire L. Heuchan I have read a lot of lesbian fiction in my time. For the most part my life, both as a reader and a lesbian woman, has been all the richer for it. However, the vast majority of these books have focussed specifically on love, sex, and relationships between white women –… Read More
Top 10 Books by Black Women that I Read in 2015
by Claire L. Heuchan Black women’s writing is often dismissed as niche on the grounds of being ‘Other’ to the canon of white male literature – too racialised, too female, to have *universal appeal (*white). Yet, as Patricia Hill Collins observes, it is this position of outsider that enables Black women to offer a distinct… Read More
Veganism has a serious race problem
by Claire L. Heuchan Veganism has a serious race problem. Type ‘vegan’ into Google and you won’t need to scroll through many pages to see what I mean. The routine comparisons of animal abuse to the enslavement of Black people shows exactly how little value white members of the vegan community, generally considered a liberal… Read More
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