This is such a hard time for so many people, and I am trying to find my voice in it all. People are hurting, things are being exposed, and the reality of this racist world is on display to so many people who have thus far chosen to ignore it. There have been endless amounts…Read More
Take her dog
Looking over to the States, these have been a shocking few weeks for POCs, and, as always, black men in particular. It’s nothing isolated to these past few weeks though. Nearly 1000 people are shot dead by the police in the USA, with black people twice as likely to be shot than whites. Breonna Taylor,…Read More
Lana del Raycist?
Excuse the shocking pun in the title, but I couldn’t help it – it fits so well… I’m sure most people have heard about the Lana Del Ray ridiculousness by now, and I’m jealous of those that have managed to avoid it all during this difficult time. For those that haven’t, here is what she…Read More
Always Racist: Covid-19 and the BAME Community
I am truly shocked and, frankly, scared, of the figures coming out about the inextricable link between coronavirus deaths and the BAME community. My parents are both BAME NHS workers, one on the frontlines, so this reality of this risk is very close to home (literally). I don’t feel I have the expertise to write…Read More
Help will always be given…to those who ask for it
I have been absent for a rather long time, and there is hardly much excuse given that we have spent the last six weeks in quarantine. In my defence, however, that doesn’t exactly give me much inspiration for things to write about… Nonetheless, I have returned, and am going to try start writing regularly again.…Read More
I don’t know what to do with Harry Styles
There’s a great interview in the Guardian about Harry Styles that came out in December which asks the question that a lot of people have been asking, especially since his SNL show – what is his sexuality? I really don’t know what to do with this question. I also don’t really know how I feel…Read More
Forgotten Masters (Wallace Collection) – Still forgotten
‘Company art’ – art produced in India, by Indian artists, commissioned by the East India Company. The Late 18th and early 19th century was full of rich Company officials commissioning countless pieces of art, covering all kinds of topics: flora, fauna, architectural, some even social. Yet, in the few times this art has been exhibited,…Read More
William Blake Exhibition – Tate Britain
The graphic of the exhibition and undoubtedly one of Blake’s best works, we see Urizen, a representation of the fallen, and a challenge to imagination. Here with his golden compass, he exats measure and law onto the universe, to Blake limiting the powers of imagination. The Tate Britain exhibition, named quite simply William Blake, was…Read More
Sometimes, it’s just downright ignorance
You’d be shocked at some of the things I hear from people who are just downright ignorant. Just to give you a few examples… During Medea, I had a couple of people come up to me and say ‘it’s so amazing to see so many people of colour on stage! How great that you did…Read More
But I don’t want to be the ‘diverse’ one
So I’m back on this train again but the conversations keep on happening, so I’ve got to keep on writing. After the other posts, and just my general constant conversations about diversity, an interesting and very personal topic came to light. What if you don’t want to be the ‘diverse’ one? Books like ‘Why I’m…Read More
Let’s wear trash!
Having just worked at the judging panel for the Fashion Scout AW20 awards, I was very lucky to be able to see a lot of designers (over 30) and their most recent collections, and then their plans and teasers for their coming collections. What was absolutely wildly refreshing though, was how many designers were concerned…Read More
Gendered fashioned is still around is it?
Men’s Fashion Week, Women’s Fashion Week – it’s a bit dull really and it seems, frankly, quite dated. The fashion industry tends to be ahead of the curve when it comes to things like gender and sexuality. ‘“I think that my men’s clothes look as good on women as my women’s clothing,” influential Japanese designer…Read More