“I Have My Anger Back” | Jendella Benson

To My Son by Jendella Benson  What is there to be said? I can only feel anger for so long until it ferments into the cold reality of endless despair. In the echo chambers of our social media spheres we are all shouting, all screaming, all crying the same thing. The hopelessness of such a… Read More

On bodies that don’t bounce back

by Jendella Benson  According to Facebook, summer should have officially started a couple of days ago. But of course, we’re in Britain, so it didn’t! I personally don’t mind that British Summertime is as elusive as ever, because it means I can wear my wardrobe of “all-black everything” for longer. If I’m lucky, I might… Read More

Should we leave or remain in the EU? Roundtable Discussion – Part 1

The EU referendum debate has been raging for months now. Whilst it has droned on, as a nation we have come to accept that this isn’t really a discussion about our place in the global market place but a proxy for talking about how immigration threatens British identity. Who would be better placed then to… Read More

How to raise a champion

by Jendella Benson  So I’ve been thinking about buying life insurance, and also about writing a will. Apparently these are the things that you’re meant to do when you become a parent. I need to think about my kid’s future and how I can secure it on his behalf. The cheerful daytime TV adverts that… Read More

Why are black girls killing each other – or trying to?

by Jendella Benson  “I don’t like working with black girls, because they’re not professional.” “You mean black girls…like me? Like you?” I wanted to say, but the way she said it with so much confidence astonished me, and I struggled to formulate a response in the moment. Sure enough, when the model arrived, she was… Read More

Why My Son Needs Feminism

by Jendella Benson Once upon a time I seriously considered not having children. “Why bring an innocent life into this world of tragedy and pain?” I reasoned. Now, as a mother-to-be, the thought of what this world has to offer my child still scares me, and yet the thought of what my child has to… Read More