Culture · Perspectives

The Invisibility of Dark Skin Women in the Cosmetic Sector

 Source: stylecraze.com For many women, the simplest idea of finding yourself without makeup is an excuse to go shopping. It’s like going out on an adventure seeking what is new in the market for them, probably like “me” time.  For me, each second of this process can be a fight, where most of the time I… Continue reading The Invisibility of Dark Skin Women in the Cosmetic Sector

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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

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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

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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

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The Dark Circle: Love and Rebellion in the time of TB

From the rubble of WWII destruction, The Dark Circle tells the story of a pair of Jewish twins, Lenny and Miriam, whose lives are put on hold by a tuberculosis diagnosis. We are introduced to the microcosm of the sanatorium, where patients from all backgrounds and walks of life are thrown together, in some cases… Continue reading The Dark Circle: Love and Rebellion in the time of TB

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Ayobami Adebayo talks Nigerian Motherhood and Literary Inspirations

Ayobami Adebayo’s first novel, Stay With Me, was recently shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.  This stunning debut explores motherhood, marriage, and the pain of sickle-cell disease through the eyes of Yejide and Akin, a young couple living in 1980s’ Nigeria.  We spoke with Ayobami to delve deeper into the social pressures of… Continue reading Ayobami Adebayo talks Nigerian Motherhood and Literary Inspirations

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The Sport of Kings: The Tyrannical Reign of Powerful, White Men

Going into The Sport of Kings I wasn’t sure what to expect. Described as a story of “racism and justice,” the majority of the story confused me. The novel focuses on the generations of the Forge family – an old and powerful family in Kentucky. We are first introduced to the family as young Henry… Continue reading The Sport of Kings: The Tyrannical Reign of Powerful, White Men