The Impact of Covid-19 on QTIBPOC

akt is a charity supporting LGBTQ+ young people facing homelessness, experiencing familial rejection and living in a hostile environment. The charity works across London, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol to provide safe refuge and forge better futures for the young people accessing our services.  24% of the U. K’s homeless population identify as LGBTQ+. 68% of […]

Heaven Is Not Closed

For centuries, museums and art galleries have been regarded as the hallmark of culture. But even though museums have been hotspot for representing cultures and experiences all over the world, they have always underrepresented black women. This is despite the contributions which black women have made and continued to make to Western society.   ‘Heaven is […]

Addressing issues surrounding identity, sexuality and vulnerability, watching ‘Steven Universe’ took me on a journey of self-actualisation

Steven Universe is an Emmy nominated cartoon set in a fictional universe predicated on the existence of gems: ageless alien beings whose existence can be located in magical gemstones that take on female humanoid forms. The TV show follows Steven Universe, a gem-human hybrid that lives in the fictional Beach City, with a group of […]

7 People To Watch In 2020

We have now entered a new decade and it wouldn’t be right without acknowledging talented members of the QTIPOC community who are set to be game changers this year and beyond.  Liyah Mai Leoni  This girl is making waves! Liyah self published her first book entitled, ‘Sincerely yours…’ last year and the reviews have been […]

Review of the Nike Victory Swim Collection

Last year, with the launch of the wildly successful Nike Pro Hijab, Nike positioned themselves as forerunners in global sportswear brands explicitly considering and creating apparel with their female Muslim women customer base in mind. Come February 1st 2020, this streak continues with the launch of Nike’s ‘Victory Swim’ collection, a true game-changer in its […]