Thoughts on SCENE | Megha Harish, Yasmine Shafiq, Jun Pang, Savannah Adeniyan, Claire Takami Siljedahl

(Photo credit: Charlie Eardley; Saskia Ross playing Ayo, Laura Cameron playing Flo) A roundtable of reviews of SCENE, a play by Lola Olufemi and Martha Krish, performed at the Corpus Playroom from 14th-18th March 2017. Megha Harish: I will be selfish and say how SCENE made me feel. In short, I don’t know how Saskia and Laura […]

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Hurting and Healing | Jay Kaur

When my mother was 19, she was forced into an arranged marriage. Her new husband, my father, became abusive shortly after the wedding. 3 years later, she had the courage to divorce him, an unprecedented step to take in Punjabi communities in Britain at the time. After the divorce, older members of the community, particularly […]

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Cambridge’s treatment of Princess Nokia is an embarrassment | Richelle George and Jason Okundaye

Image credit: Antonia Munteanu It is with frustration and anger that we react towards the disgraceful public display of sexism and misogynoir directed at Cambridge University Charity Fashion Show’s headline act, Princess Nokia. As representatives of the CUSU BME Campaign and women of colour network, FLY, we must emphasise that the humiliation experienced by Princess Nokia […]

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