Articles about 'race'

To be young, Bipolar and black: Why Nina Simone’s story matters in the wake of #MeToo

Emma Yapp looks back at Nina Simone's life and how #MeToo could do better by black and mentally ill women

Emma Yapp // 19 March 2018

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships, Violence

“As a working-class woman of colour there are sections of feminism that aren’t made with me in mind”

Lissy Lovett interviews Koko Brown over email about her new play WHITE

Lissy Lovett // 14 November 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Grenfell Tower is about race and class

Grenfell Tower has become a symbol of systemic, institutional and structural inequality argues Joanna Whitehead

Joanna Whitehead // 22 June 2017

Categories: Blog

How parents oppress their mixed race children

Our monthly guest blogger Nicola points out that mixed race children can face oppression from their monoracial parents, who shouldn't claim expertise around being mixed race

Nicola // 20 July 2016

Categories: Blog

The F-Word stage blog: July 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in July

Lissy Lovett // 15 July 2016

Categories: Blog

A shadow of progress?

Nick Beard welcomes Shadowhunters’ diverse casting when wider representation has often failed to reach television shows aimed at teenagers and young adults

Nick Beard // 25 March 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

That white-skinned girl is my daughter

Jane Chelliah, our guest blogger for March, writes about her experience of raising a child with a different skin colour to her own

Jane Chelliah // 2 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Is suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The first EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

From the experiences of young black women to depression in men via the armed forces and gendered toys, this is the first round-up of theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 from Megan Stodel

Megan Stodel // 14 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

“If you’ve written good characters, I think that their colour drops away”: interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Grace Barber-Plentie talks to Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Beyond the Lights, about feminism, “black films” and the importance of a good soundtrack

Grace Barber-Plentie // 31 July 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Girlhood: just add a glimmer of hope

Huma Munshi is happy to see four black Parisian girls in a film devoted entirely to their experiences but would like to see them flourishing, not just struggling to get by

Huma Munshi // 8 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Dear White People or what happens when we pin all our hopes to one film

Grace Barber-Plentie enjoys Dear White People but only up to a point

Grace Barber-Plentie // 13 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

What can I do about my white privilege?

This week in "Awkward Conversations On My Facebook": what begins as a humorous post about race takes a turn for the humourless when a white person says to the brown person who began the thread, "Talking about white privilege makes me uncomfortable - what can I do to help?" Stay tuned to find out...

Amber Collins // 1 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Amen to that

A play written in the 1950s led by black female characters still has a lot to say, finds Lissy Lovett

Lissy Lovett // 13 July 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Call out culture: what we can learn from ‘To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang’

A guest post by Reni Eddo-Lodge about a young woman's spoken word piece on the representation of Asian women in Harry Potter books

Guest Blogger // 19 April 2013

Categories: Blog

At work, people see colour

Lettie N reflects on her experiences of racism at work in the health service since coming to the UK

Guest Blogger // 4 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Where miracles happen and leave things exactly the same

Bringing a play from 19th century Sweden to contemporary South Africa, Mies Julie is a fascinating and devastating exploration of power, according to Charlotte Rowland

Charlotte Rowland // 31 March 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Another view on Silver Action

Shannon Harvey offers a different perspective on Suzanne Lacy's artwork Silver Action, as one of the younger women who took part in the event

Guest Blogger // 12 February 2013

Categories: Blog

A Sikh feminist journey

Herpreet Kaur Grewal reflects on the Sikh feminism conference she attended in Vancouver recently

Guest Blogger // 5 December 2012

Categories: Blog

My body is my home

Artist Shabnam Shabazi discusses the ideas of home, identity and exile explored in her new show, Body House

Guest Blogger // 23 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Is ‘intersectionality’ an elitist concept?

Extending the Caitlin Moran twitterstorm a bit further, the main critique of this piece in the NewStatesman today seems to be that we shouldn’t use ‘academic’ words/concepts like intersectionality when...

zohra // 22 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Ain’t I a Girl?

Farah Kristin argues that the whiteness of Girls and Caitlin Moran's reaction to it reflect the fact that minority women have yet to break into the consciousness of society as equals

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Call for research participants

My name is Ava Kanyeredzi and I am a doctoral candidate at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University under the supervision of Professor Liz Kelly. My...

Guest Blogger // 12 April 2012

Categories: Blog

What colour is nude?

Elin Weiss has a master’s degree in women’s studies. Hennie Weiss is currently working on her master’s degree in sociology. Their interests include the sexualisation and representation of women in...

Guest Blogger // 3 January 2012

Categories: Blog

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