Ur turn: university? (w/ Elizabeth & Benaya)

From U grades to a U turn.  The government went back on their decision to determine A Level grades based on Ofqual’s algorithm on August 21st, instead opting for teacher assessed grades. It seems as if the student protests worked in overturning the government’s initial decision yet Gavin Williamson remains the Secretary for Education, despiteContinue reading “Ur turn: university? (w/ Elizabeth & Benaya)”

Results Day

A level results not great? Don’t worry, you can protest against the downgrading that’s shafted almost 40% of students. Little consolation I know, but still more reassuring than Jeremy Clarkson’s annual results day Tweet. It was always going to be difficult to determine students’ grades once exams were cancelled in March. There was never goingContinue reading “Results Day”

Black owned business (w/Kuties Hair)

Recently, I have been learning about the politicisation of hair. Phoebe Waller-Bridge said that “hair is everything” in an episode of Fleabag; “it’s the difference between a good day and a bad day…we’re meant to think that it’s a symbol of power, that it’s a symbol of fertility”. And in the black community, hair’s importanceContinue reading “Black owned business (w/Kuties Hair)”

Representation (w/Hani)

I would like to use my platform to give other people a voice and because sometimes I get bored of hearing my own. So, when Hani messaged me to collaborate on a piece about how her identity as a Muslim young woman has shaped her, I was intrigued. Furthermore, a black, Muslim young woman. ThisContinue reading “Representation (w/Hani)”

George Floyd: when will it stop?

As everyone is aware, George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was murdered by police officer, Derek Chauvin, on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a case similar to that of Eric Garner in 2014 because both men said “I can’t breathe” whilst being restrained by the police. Having said that, it was a caseContinue reading “George Floyd: when will it stop?”

What’s your addiction? (w/Braedon)

I was slightly reluctant to write this article because it requires me to be open and honest with myself. I was becoming quite frustrated and was losing sight of the goals that I had previously set. I ended up having a random chat with my friend, Braedon, about betting, given the return of the Bundesliga.Continue reading “What’s your addiction? (w/Braedon)”

Corona virus saved me (and could be helping you too).

Yes. You read that right. Corona virus saved me. How, you may ask? I am aware of the severity of the situation and don’t want to trivialise it. I would like to say that I am quite an empathetic person and appreciate the number of people that the virus has affected, including people that IContinue reading “Corona virus saved me (and could be helping you too).”