“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

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

#ShekuBayoh: 365 Days and Counting

Text Updated 03/05/2016 to reflect 1 Year since Sheku Bayoh was killed. by Shane Thomas  365 days, and we don’t know why Sheku Bayoh is dead… For those who missed Siana Bangura’s piece last week, 365 days ago Sheku Bayoh died in police custody. He was 31 years old. He leaves behind his partner, Colette, and… Read More

All Black Lives Matter: seeking justice for Sheku Bayoh

by Siana Bangura Have you heard of Sheku Bayoh? Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh, a Sierra Leonean man who worked for British Gas and had two young children, died on 3rd May 2015, after being arrested by police in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He had been detained, handcuffed, pepper-sprayed, and put in leg restraints following an alleged altercation… Read More