Aaisha Sabir returns with another piece of writing which details the importance of loyalty and understanding within the initial talking stages of a relationship . In her direct and straight-forward style of writing, Aaisha makes it fully clear that honesty is always the best policy.
Marianna Marcelline writes about a goal she set herself at the beginning of lockdown in 2020 – to run at least 10km. One year on, she has far surpassed her target. Marianna writes about the challenges she has faced, but more importantly, shares the positive things which have kept her going along the way. Continue reading One year of running
Nelson Cummins writes about the death penalty, highlighting the surprising popularity it still has amongst the UK public as a form of crime punishment. Dissecting statistics, and bringing in evidence of racial bias, he makes a very convincing case for why it can never be justified and should not be reintroduced to the criminal justice system. Continue reading Bringing Back The Death Penalty Would Be a Disaster
Gauranga Varia recounts his own experience of travelling to examine the ongoing commodification of Non-Western cultures, and how a lack of overall appreciation and respect for these cultures is being masked by fads such as Yoga. Continue reading Capitalisation of Culture: Representation of the East
Ammara Irshad writes about the rich history of Pakistan’s official language – Urdu. Drawing in her ties to the language, she also expresses just how beautiful she thinks the language is. Added to this, she shares a poem written by her father. Continue reading Urdu… Where it started and where it is now!
Here, our editor Iqra Ali, describes her past year and a half in a nutshell, and how while people may seem happy, lively and somewhat content with life on the outside, a lot of people have internal struggles that they battle. She hopes it resonates with people who are afraid of uncertainty in any aspect of life. Here is her story of her journey and her healing process… Continue reading Healing- A Bumpy Road
In this moving piece of writing Rebekah Cheung writes candidly about her personal experiences of rape. She reiterates that sexual assault is never the fault of the survivor, regardless of how many times it has happened. She also highlights the disparity in support given to survivors of colour, who still to this day are less likely to be believed because of racial prejudice. Continue reading Recognising my Privilege within Rape Recovery
Aaisha writes about the stigma attached to mental health within the South Asian community, and how this is having a severe impact on ensuring people get the help they need, when they need it. Continue reading Mental Health in the South Asian Community
In a powerful piece of writing, Nelson Cummins underlines the immense importance of having ethnic representation on the TV screen. Highlighting the deeply racist response to Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, Cummins says that the representation of Black people and their experiences on shows like the BBC’s Small Axe, are crucial to tackling racist ideologies. Continue reading Representation Matters – that’s why Racists now hate Sainsbury’s
An insightful and necessary piece by Gauranga Varia drawing light to ‘primitivism’ – the negative portrayal of non-Western cultures and individuals in art. Continue reading ‘Primitivism’ & ‘Otherness’: Representation in Art