It’s okay to not feel at ease here. You’re in an institution that has privileged people that are unlike you since its conception in the 13th century. But that doesn’t mean you can’t thrive here. If, like me, you have come from an area of large ethnic diversity, it can be a shock coming to […]Read more "A letter to non-binary/female POC | Sofiya Gatens"
Churchill College’s motto is ‘forward’. It’s one that, as a black woman at the college, I can only interpret to be ironic. When it comes to BME representation on the JCR, we lag painfully behind. We are one of eight undergraduate colleges of the 29 across the university not to offer the role. It was […]Read more "Come on, Churchill – no one wants to look racist | Fenja Akinde Hummel"
R: Rebecca Tan M: Moriyo Aiyeola A: Audrey R: So how do you feel your experience as a BME woman has been like in Cambridge and is it different from wherever you were before Cambridge? A: Yeah, I’d say in a way it’s strangely been more positive because I went to a private school that […]Read more "FLY x Students of Cambridge | Audrey Sebatindira"
Re: Rebecca Tan Ma: Mariam Ansar Ri: Richelle George Mo: Moriyo Aiyeola Re: If you’d like to direct the conversation, that’s totally fine. But otherwise I’ll start with: what’s your experience been like as a BME woman in Cambridge, and how has it differed from wherever you were before? Ma: I think going to […]Read more "FLY x Students of Cambridge | Mariam Ansar"
R: Rebecca S: Siyang M: Moriyo R: What’s your experience been like as a BME woman in Cambridge, and how has it differed from wherever you were before? S: Most people who come to Cambridge seem to have come from places that are quite diverse and are pretty good. My school was quite diverse but […]Read more "FLY x Students of Cambridge | Siyang Wei"
This week, FLY is working with Students of Cambridge to showcase the voices of women and non-binary people of colour in our community. Our first interview is with Micha Frazer-Carroll. R: Rebecca Mi: Micha Mo: Moriyo R: What’s your experience been like as a BME woman in Cambridge, and how has it differed from how it was […]Read more "FLY x Students of Cambridge | Micha Frazer-Carroll"
A lot has been said about the role the media plays in irresponsibly allowing bigoted views to flourish. Often we find newspapers stoking the fires of prejudice themselves. The Sunday Times has just proved that they’re no exception: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/blend-it-like-britain-m8c6gr99m?CMP=Spklr-_-Editorial-_-TWITTER-_-TheSTMagazine-_-20161106-_-Magazine-_-643738977&linkId=30700995. (I’d recommend reading the whole thing) Inspired by the upcoming film “A United Kingdom”, the author of […]Read more "Audrey Sebatindira | Dangerous Media"