(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 […]Read more "Thoughts on SCENE | Megha Harish, Yasmine Shafiq, Jun Pang, Savannah Adeniyan, Claire Takami Siljedahl"
Rachel Dolezal represents everything I ever feared people would think about me when I told them I was half Nigerian-half Austrian.Read more "“SO IF YOU’RE FROM AFRICA, WHY ARE YOU WHITE?” | NINA GROSSFURTHNER"
CN: Intermission, abuse, self-harm It’s that time of the year in Cambridge when the pressure of essay deadlines culminate and the dreaded prospect of exams becomes more and more of a reality. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed. And some, those who actually know about intermitting, consider the possibility of doing so. I remember this time […]Read more "Let’s Talk About Intermitting | Anonymous"
To celebrate International Women’s Day, here’s a playlist of some of our fave songs by women of colour!Read more "FLY International Women’s Day Playlist"
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 […]Read more "Hurting and Healing | Jay Kaur"
Halfway hall has recently passed and for many it stood as a commemoration of our time here so far and what is yet to come. However for me, it stood as a culmination of everything I’ve tried to be and in turn failed to be for the past year and half in order to fit […]Read more "The Worst of Both Worlds: Being POC and Working Class at Cambridge University"
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 […]Read more "Cambridge’s treatment of Princess Nokia is an embarrassment | Richelle George and Jason Okundaye"