I too am Black and a Feminist: On the importance of Black British Feminism

by Siana Bangura ‘Sisterhood empowers women by respecting, protecting, encouraging, and loving [them]’, bell hooks declared in 1982 in her exploration of black women and Feminism. By default, when speaking about Black Feminism most will turn to bell hooks or Audre Lorde or another African American woman and quote her words and experiences. A quick… Read More

The Black Renaissance is Here

by Stephanie Phillips It happens every year; the same time every year. We know it so well; the lead up, the commotion and the eventual indifference. Awards season is upon us and with that star-filled month in our calendar comes the annual moment members of the white arts industry shake themselves out of the blinkered… Read More

“but everybody on TV is white and all the nice people are blonde.”

by Hana Riaz Earlier this summer, my beautiful then five-year-old Nepali nieces sat with me in our garden enjoying the warm and easy sun. What started as a conversation about what happens to melanin when it finds home in all that glorious vitamin d, looking at our skin browner than it’s winter shade, turned into… Read More