Lessons, Pop Culture

How Women Are Taught To HATE Other Women To Protect Men’s Bad Behaviour.

Reading Time: 8 minutes FEMALE SOLIDARITY, sisterhood, sibling-hood, womanhood, women who have each other’s backs, is at the core of feminism. It is our source of power, our inspiration, but how are we to achieve it when we are taught to prioritise men? Whether it is boyfriends, husbands, fathers, sons, men we are yet to meet, men we will not meet. We women are…

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Lessons, Social Criticism

Should Black Women Withhold Forgiveness For Injustices Suffered, And How Do They Confront Growing Resentment And Misogynoir?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future. Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches All women are expected to forgive Forgiveness is defined as “the act of forgiving…

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LGBTQIA+ History Month: SEVEN Important Events/People That Teach Us The Invention Of ‘Homophobia’ Was Always About Power

Reading Time: 11 minutes WHAT IS LGBTQIA+ HISTORY MONTH? If the highlight of your February was not championing the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, (LGBTQIA+) then I encourage you to do two things right away. Mark it in the diary for 2021 and allow me to run you through some notable events and individuals that have a significant place in…

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Black History Month Matters (And Five Brilliant Female Black British Trailblazers You Should Know)

Reading Time: 9 minutes “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” Carter G. Woodson Black History Month and its origins Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements, history and contributions by people of African and Caribbean descent. It originated…

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Pride Month: Three Lessons From 2019 That Help Us Connect More Meaningfully With The LGBTQ+ Community

Reading Time: 8 minutes What is your understanding of Pride Month? Or indeed of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) community?  I will be the first to admit I know far too little. I write these lessons to start to free ourselves from this ignorance. Lessons I have observed during this year’s Pride Month, June, from those better informed. Lessons that barely…

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