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  • What is cultural appropriation

    What Is Cultural Appropriation?

    Hey squirrel-friends! This post has been a LONG time coming, so let’s get into it. A quick note that I will be using CA to stand in for Cultural Appropriation throughout this article, and also, I don’t have all the…

    Race & Identity
    / May 13, 2018
  • The Question Of Africa

    Africa has been a part of my consciousness since I was born. I can remember on day at school where the teacher explained the concept of the United Kingdom, accompanied by a map and four different flags. Or the day…

    Growing Up, Race & Identity
    / April 22, 2018
  • travelling as a brown person

    Five Issues For Brown People Travelling

    Five Issues For Brown People Travelling Last week on Twitter I shared this little insight. I was wholly unsurprised at the number of brown people who chimed in with their own experiences. As with so many things, it’s both an…

    Race & Identity, Travel
    / March 28, 2018
  • The Snow Queen

    There are two things to know about the day I was born. One is that on that day it was the coldest, heaviest snow fall that Britain had seen for decades; it would remain the coldest on record until this…

    Growing Up, Race & Identity
    / March 3, 2018
  • Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are the last of the “summer flowers” to bloom; late September to October. Summer flowers; the brightly coloured blooms that really span half the year, far longer than a season. The hanami in March; forests of bluebells in April;…

    Clothes, Race & Identity
    / October 15, 2017