A Broken System: Refugees Crossing The Channel And Indefinite Detention

As 2020 charges on, a refugee crisis rages on the English Channel, with border crossings and indefinite detentions shedding light on the UK government’s approach to this humanitarian issue. For the majority of the 2010s, Conservative politics and press defamed refugees, characterising them as a ‘cultural threat’, linking them to violent crime and misconstruing their […]

London: A Black History Tour

There are a multitude of important Black History landmarks dotted throughout London. Here is a run through of some of the locations you should know about this Black History Month (and beyond).  Brixton Black Cultural Archives –  Founded by activist Len Garrison in 1981, the centre moved to it’s Brixton base in 2014. The archive […]

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 […]