Culture

To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Dear White People and the African-American Struggle

When I noticed that Dear White People was out on Netflix early this summer, I was immediately intrigued by the title. It seemed so unapologetically political and direct. With Dear White People, this is exactly what you get: black voices unapologetically fighting for equality and sharing their experiences of life in a world where their… Continue reading To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Dear White People and the African-American Struggle

Culture · Features

Interview with David F. Walker: Comic Creator

This is the first in a series of interviews with comic book creators, focusing on the cultural and personal experiences that shape the industry today. The first creator I talked with was David F. Walker, who currently writes Luke Cage for Marvel and Superb for Lion Forge. Walker is also an educator, specializing in film… Continue reading Interview with David F. Walker: Comic Creator

Book Club · Culture

Girlcott: More Kidlit Meets Activisim

Desma is excited about her 16th birthday party, which involves the whole class going to a movie at the local theatre. On top of that, she has the Empire scholarship, which only brings her closer to her dream of becoming an actuary. But things are beginning to change in Bermuda and when a progressive group… Continue reading Girlcott: More Kidlit Meets Activisim

Book Club · Culture

Maddie & Sayara: Kidlit Meets Activism

When Maddie meets Sayara on vacation, they become instant friends – bonded through their similar attitudes towards life. But despite their similarities, Maddie and Sayara come from two different cultures with two very different attitudes towards girls. While Sayara struggles in her home country with the unfair laws that recently landed her cousin in jail,… Continue reading Maddie & Sayara: Kidlit Meets Activism

Book Club · Culture · Perspectives

Mirror on the Veil: Addressing the Diverse Perspectives of Muslim Women

Back when I was doing my undergraduate, one of the societies in our university was having a debate on the hijab. It promised to be the same old rhetoric that we’ve been hearing over and over again for years: is the hijab oppressive? Can Muslims be feminist? There was nothing new, innovative, or revolutionary about… Continue reading Mirror on the Veil: Addressing the Diverse Perspectives of Muslim Women

Culture

8 Feel-Good Queer Movies To Brighten Up Your Day

To celebrate Pride month, we’ve put together a list of eight feel-good queer movies. It can be quite a slog to uncover the gems in this relatively uncharted category. Those that are out there are not without problems, with sparse representation of people of colour, trans, and intersex characters across the board. Things are getting better,… Continue reading 8 Feel-Good Queer Movies To Brighten Up Your Day

Culture

Unrestrained Voices: 10 Diverse LGBTQIA+ Webcomics To Read

I first started reading LGBTQIA+ webcomics around the age of 14, when I accidentally stumbled upon a Japanese genre called Yaoi and Shounen ai. Translated as ‘boy love’, these are genres that depict a love story between two males, and are quite popular in both Japanese manga (comics) and anime (animation). At the time it was hard… Continue reading Unrestrained Voices: 10 Diverse LGBTQIA+ Webcomics To Read