We, the undersigned, add our names to this letter to highlight our anger and sense of betrayal at the 2015 judging panel for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction: a panel which includes Grace Dent and Cathy Newman, two prominent journalists who have both recently contributed to the creeping rise of Islamophobic vitriol in mainstream… Read More
Voting for #TheTrashies has opened!
If you suggested an article and it isn’t here, that might be for one (or more) of the following reasons: *#TheTrashies were open to articles published in the last decade, so suggestions from before 2005 weren’t eligible. *It didn’t fit with our mission to foreground the voices and experiences of people of colour. We received… Read More
#TheTrashies: Challenging the media’s misinformed consensus
by Maya Goodfellow Last week I had one of those moments of self-doubt, the kind I imagine crash over writers who don’t fit into the media mould (read: white, middle or upper class, and usually male) all too often. One of my friends helped to nudge me onto firmer ground by sending me a famous… Read More
The Denial of Childhood to Children of Colour
by Judith Wanga In yesterday’s Independent online The Evening Standard’s restaurant critic and ex-Guardian soap opera reviewer, Grace Dent, gave us the gift of her deep understanding of wider society, this time opining that the teenagers in the news who have left the country, apparently to join ISIS in Syria, should not be allowed to… Read More
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