What it feels like to be a young millennial raised by African parents

We are not our parents, but we are, of course, products of them (starting to notice the reoccurring theme?). And often it’s nice to take a moment to really deep what that means. Sometimes another’s perspective can help us appreciate or understand our own circumstance that little bit more. In any case the young millennialsContinue reading “What it feels like to be a young millennial raised by African parents”

Sxsters, this one’s for you. Straight black men, this is mostly about you: pay attention

Misogynoir*- Misogyny perpetuated specifically against black women. It is the intersection between sexism and racism, and was coined by Moya Bailey. Womxn- When you’re about this life, like really really ‘bout it– by which I mean pro-hoe, pro-LGBTQ, pro-women, pro-black – many are regularly offended by what you decide to speak out on, how youContinue reading “Sxsters, this one’s for you. Straight black men, this is mostly about you: pay attention”

It’s Pride season. Here’s an A to Z guide for black British queers out there

A ‘baby queer’ is a person who has recently discovered and/or embraced their queer identity. Firstly this is not a coming out story. I say that because my close friends know that, even in my younger years, I never shied away from my admiration or curiosity for women. A gorgeous girl had to be pointedContinue reading “It’s Pride season. Here’s an A to Z guide for black British queers out there”

Why now is the best time to be a young black woman

Growing up a dark horse, a black girl dreaming, her head in a book, in a corner somewhere – the words ‘you can’ weren’t words I, or many of my peers, heard very often. Neither from the lips of male teachers or white heads of year – but every so often there was a blackContinue reading “Why now is the best time to be a young black woman”