As I write this I am a grumpy second -almost to be third- year, with a mind full of dissertation and pre-reading and oh-my-god-the-Future-is-approaching stress and an ability to consume caffeine that both impresses and concerns a lot of people. And yet I can still remember exactly how it felt to be sitting on my […]Read more "To Freshers on Results Day | Lizzie Bowes"
SPACES is an astute combination of experiences lived and boundaries imposed, collated by a producer-director duo whose friendship inspired a deeper reflection on our parallel lives. SPACES identifies four key themes, each an unwavering facet of its strong-willed characters: mental health, faith, sexuality, and race. SPACES emphasises the universality of its themes, and so […]Read more "Spaces: Review | Zahra Seyyad"
Just as we identify, demarcate and understand physical spaces by the boundaries that divide them, SPACES as a play explores ‘how boundaries affect the ways in which we understand each other’.Read more "In conversation with: Raniyah Qureshi, producer of SPACES| Lizzie Bowes"
I cling to the dream of one day being able to call here, there or anywhere my home.Read more "Homebody. | Mia Watanabe"
Growing up, stories of feminists of colour and queer feminists were largely absent from mainstream narratives that we were taught by our school and told by the media. Why doesn’t our curriculum teach us about amazing women of colour?Read more "Why The Silence: The Erasure of Women of Colour From Narratives of Feminist History | Sophie Zhang"
The Newnham x Robinson BME Open Mic Night held at the Robinson College Bar on February 11, 2018 was forcibly shut down by the Bar staff upon receiving complaints by white students that they didn’t enjoy the BME performances. The organisers share a response.Read more "Statement on BME Open Mic Night"
Before I envisaged my future and saw that it was inevitably queer, I struggled with my identity in that present. I struggled to contextualise my queerness within the history of my Kenyan and Ugandan ancestors. This is the legacy of colonialism that shapes my queerness today.Read more "The locations of those cracks: colonialism and queerness | Anonymous"