Chloe Jessamy: How being a mum makes me stronger

I started out as a mum quite young, and didn’t I just know it back then? Everyone I met would always state the obvious. From the age of 17 I had to worry about putting a roof over our heads, paying the bills and giving my daughter everything she needed. It also meant...

Slept on or dark skinned? Chante Joseph talks colourism in the UK music scene

  Between Salty Steff and Mabel the space for dark-skinned black women in UK music is fairly slim. Every new day seems to breed another breathy, bomber-jacket, lightbright ‘singer’ and it is no surprise that people are getting bored. That’s not to say they’re not...

University College Union USS strikes: If you can’t beat them, join them

I remember the buzz (or lack of) around university that comes when the first semester is over. January exams, coursework deadlines and the rush to cram in as much before the year ends sees many students in the library into the early hours of the morning, with a stark...

Spring 2018 predictions for the fashion conscious

  This spring prepare for a blast from the past and future. We are in for some sheer, metallic and plastic looks for this season. If you believe that the fashion trends of the early 2000’s are ending, you are wrong. The fashion industry has taken a big turn in the...

Three things I would have done to maximise my student loan

  They say hindsight is a wonderful thing. It can be in the sense that reflecting on past experiences helps you to avoid future mistakes. It also allows you to guide others into making better decisions than you had, so you can act as a sort of wiser elder. I often...

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Slept on or dark skinned? Chante Joseph talks colourism in the UK music scene
Slept on or dark skinned? Chante Joseph talks colourism in the UK music scene

Slept on or dark skinned? Chante Joseph talks colourism in the UK music scene

  Between Salty Steff and Mabel the space for dark-skinned black women in UK music is fairly slim. Every new day seems to breed another breathy, bomber-jacket, lightbright ‘singer’ and it is no surprise that people are getting bored. That’s not to say they’re...

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University College Union USS strikes: If you can’t beat them, join them
University College Union USS strikes: If you can’t beat them, join them

University College Union USS strikes: If you can’t beat them, join them

I remember the buzz (or lack of) around university that comes when the first semester is over. January exams, coursework deadlines and the rush to cram in as much before the year ends sees many students in the library into the early hours of the morning, with a...

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How the Women’s March inspired a new era of resistance
How the Women’s March inspired a new era of resistance

How the Women’s March inspired a new era of resistance

  January 21st 2017 was the first day of Donald Trump’s US presidency. However, Trump was not met with a cheering crowd but an active protest against his office. Women took part in a worldwide protest advocating for their rights, triggered by Trump’s success...

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Media Representations and Impact on the Lives of Black Men and Boys
Media Representations and Impact on the Lives of Black Men and Boys

Media Representations and Impact on the Lives of Black Men and Boys

  The London riots of 2011 shook the UK, raising concerns around the covert racism in our justice system. The fatal shooting of unarmed black man, Mark Duggan created an uproar and chaos across England. This played a major part in raising racial tensions...

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