My grandfather, the migrant patriot

Sudip Bhattacharya explores the tensions of patriotism and living in diaspora in the US Read More

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Feminist love will save men too

by Jendella Benson  “I hate how women think that they are doing me a favour by having sex with me,” he began. “What about me? My intimacy is just as valuable!” Aside from the bitter edge in his tone, I understood what he meant. I wanted to laugh and tell him that this was one… Read More

Angela Bassett, the genius that defies age

by Rooney Elmi Navigating the tricky “in between” identity of a first-generation American-Muslim roughly translates to exhibiting the daily cultural friction of managing tradition, Western upbringing, and religion in a post 9-11 landscape. For a while, it seemed as though I shared little-to-no commonalities with my parents, and my growing admiration for film converted into… Read More

Where does organised religion end and morality begin?

by Huma Munshi “Is goodness without God good enough?” This was the question posed at a post-show debate I chaired at the Bush Theatre in London. It is the the relationship between morality and faith that is at the heart of the play, Perseverance Drive. This is a tale of modern times telling the story… Read More

Fathering While Black

Part 1 – Reimagining the Singularity of Media Representations of Black Fatherhood by Zun Lee Black fathers continue to be profiled in the media, and not just by the usual suspects. Why a broader perspective on representations of Black fatherhood remains largely outside of the public realm and what role visual storytelling could play to… Read More

From Birth to Death – Our #NHS

by Glen Chisholm By the law of averages it is highly unlikely that if you’re reading this in the UK, that you have had no experience of the NHS. I’ve had many myself; from being born in an NHS hospital to trips for sports injuries over the years, from treatment for a heart problem to… Read More

Being Mixed Race: Am I A Human Rorschach Test?

by Glen Chisholm Just last week I was standing at a bus stop when a gentleman; a complete stranger came and joined me. Nothing unusual about that, we then politely nodded at each other and a conversation started up. Me: “Evening” Stranger: “Evening” Me: “it’s still quite warm isn’t it” Stranger: “yes it is”; pause;… Read More