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The language of hate

Several years ago, I had a short contract working in the Communications team of a charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Sorting through the postal responses to direct mail fundraising campaigns was something akin to playing Russian roulette – would the envelope contain a cheque and kind […]

Our silence will not protect us

Out of the horror of George Floyd’s murder, a spark has been lit. The civil rights movement in the US has a long history of inspiring movements elsewhere, and the might of our siblings across the Atlantic has once again reverberated at a critical juncture for our world. Comments from […]

The Covid-19 crisis shows us who society’s real MVPs are

Is it just me or is anyone else getting seriously eerie vibes at the supermarket nowadays? I’ve been trying to maintain a keep-calm-and-carry-on attitude to the outbreak thus far, but seeing the aisles emptied of non-perishables and shopping trollies stacked with toilet paper gives one the sense that shit is […]

The things I don’t say out loud as a new mum

Just a few of the uncensored, unfiltered and irrational thoughts that have run through my mind during the first three months of motherhood.

‘Yes, you can still be racist even if you have mixed-race kids’ | Metro

Is there any bar lower than the one set for rich white men?

There are some despairs in life that no amount of mindfulness practice and positive affirmations can alleviate. The fact that we’re facing the very real possibility of living through a time where Trump is the leader of the ‘free world’ and Boris the Johnson is our Prime Minister is one of them.

The British Empire is no badge of honour: why CBEs, MBEs & OBEs should be abolished

The British Empire is no badge of honour, so why are some of the highest accolades in the land given out in its name? It’s time for a rebrand.

Dating and Relationships | Halu Halo Mixtapes

Halu Halo Mixtape on Dating and Relationships, where we share our experiences of lurve and dating as mixed-race women. Shit got deep!

Mixed-race relationships are not a magic cure for racism

It gets boring being trotted out as evidence of the absence of racism to placate the consciences of people who can’t be arsed to put the work in.

What I want to tell the new girlfriend of my abusive ex-boyfriend | gal-dem

“I hope he doesn’t hurt you or convince you that you are less than you are. I pray you never put a silencer on your gut feelings. And whatever happens, remember: his attempt to diminish your strength is a sign of his weakness, not yours.”

Parliament – just a playground with a bit of pomp and ceremony

What do you get when you cross football hooligans with toffs? MPs debating in the House of Commons. I won’t be pursuing a career as a Christmas cracker joke writer anytime soon, but who needs jokes when our political establishment is the biggest one out there? This isn’t going to […]

Life lessons from a bowl of Lucky Charms

I brought in my 30th birthday with a bowl of Lucky Charms and a mimosa delivered by my beau, overlooking the ocean from a terrace on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. It was the best birthday I’d had to date – and not just because of the exotic surroundings, company […]

Women of Colour Respond to Racial Sterotypes on Film | Marian Edusei

This film is intended to be a wake-up call for all women; for women of colour to unapologetically speak out about their experiences and for mainstream feminism to listen up.

London welcomes Trump | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS

Amy Hoggart visits London to witness the colorful dissolution of a very special relationship.

We need to talk about light-skinned privilege | Media Diversified

Kristel Tracey talks about the importance of acknowledging light-skinned privilege amongst black communities

Stormzy should be grateful? Tell the Daily Mail shut up | Media Diversified

Black and brown Britons have every right to challenge a government that doesn’t serve the country writes Kristel Tracey

What men can – and should – take from the viral New Yorker short story Cat Person | The Independent

“It made me feel like I could be reading about almost every sexual encounter I had up to my late 20s.” A girlfriend and I were sharing our reflections on “Cat Person”, the short story that has sent tongues wagging and keyboards tapping since it was published in the New Yorker […]

What do you do to feel safe at night? | BBC Three

“I walk around with my keys through my fingers like Wolverine”

What Shia Labeouf tells us about white (liberal) male privilege | gal-dem

Labeouf’s example shows us what can happen when the ‘faux-woke’ white male has his position of privilege challenged

We need to stop being the Queen’s loyal colonial lapdogs | gal-dem

This is what happens when an anti-monarchist finds a stash of old, nauseating colonial newspapers. Prepare for some royal savagery.