She’s Dope: The 22-year-old Business Owner

Get to know Zahira Nauthoa the 22-year old owner of the earthy handmade and handstitched clothing line, Responsibly Sourced. I first came across Responsibly Sourced when I was having a wander around the University of Essex Thursday Market. I saw a beautiful white oversized jumper with an embroidered picture of Frida Kahlo hanging from a…

We can’t forget…

Saturday November 25th was the United Nations declared International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It also kicked off UNiTE's 16-days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. [Before you read any further, if you are triggered by the subject of gendered- based violence in any capacity, please advise the following content may be considered…

Everyday Rape Culture

Last week Charlamagne tha God gave himself a well-deserved Donkey of the Day for only recently realising that he had been raised in rape culture. In his daily monologue, he acknowledged that "I feel bad and extremely dumb that I didn't realise this earlier in my life. I don't care if it was Freaknik, Miami Memorial Weekend, Myrtle Beach, Black Biker Weekend, it was never normal…

Conditional Self-Love?

As January approaches many of us will be tempted to fall into the endless and hopeless cycle of creating a New Year's Resolution. I say hopeless because let's face it, who remembers their New Year's Resolution(s) they set for themselves at the start of this year? I'll wait. If you're anything like me, you may have set yourself a new weight loss goal. I do this every year. I tell myself, “Self, you're going…