Authenticity Arena No. 02

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The audio recording (above) and transcript (below) represent nine minutes of a chat I had with ‘C’, who’s Mexican, gay and non-binary, who, at the time of interview in July 2021 was 31, single, and living in London. We discussed the role of Catholicism in sexual repression and the music video as a vehicle for… Continue reading Authenticity Arena No. 02

Authenticity Arena – No. 01

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The audio recording (here) and transcript (below) are the final seven minutes of the two-part chat I had with ‘B’, who’s a queer, Greek (Caucasian), woman (cis), who, at the time of interview in June 2021, was 32, partnered, and living in London. We’d already had a meandering conversation which addressed queerness, patriarchy and pleasure… Continue reading Authenticity Arena – No. 01

Guest Post: ‘Photography Shop’

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I was away from here for long enough to forget what living in a casual state of insanity was like. For to live amongst white people, is to divide the mind. Perhaps it is only now that I have gained perspective; shielding from the cold in this tiny, cluttered, inaccessible council flat. Eating nutrient deficient… Continue reading Guest Post: ‘Photography Shop’

The Coloniality Chronicles – Part Three

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While I’ve been out here in Ghana, I’ve been living with one of my Aunts in Appolonia City, a new planned city about 35km outside Accra. Appolonia is being developed by Rendeavour, Africa’s largest city developer, which struck a deal with the local Chiefs who own huge swathes of the lands across the Accra plains. The… Continue reading The Coloniality Chronicles – Part Three

Guest Post: ‘Finding a home – The mixed race experience’

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“I want to go home.” Five words I would repeat to my mother day after day. I was twelve, unsure of the significance or catalyst of the phrase, just knowing I had to voice it. We had just relocated from the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi to a small town outside of Sheffield. But it wasn’t… Continue reading Guest Post: ‘Finding a home – The mixed race experience’

The Coloniality Chronicles – Part Two

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Last month, I was finishing some edits on a piece about decolonising education. I explain how “historically, the British education system has neglected to meaningfully address that the entire project of British imperialism was specifically designed to destabilise indigenous cultures by limiting avenues of resistance and by extracting all its conceivable resources.” Colonialism sits at… Continue reading The Coloniality Chronicles – Part Two

Guest post: ‘#FixTheCountry #KillTheBill’

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While I’m out here in Ghana, I’m commissioning Ghanaians/British Ghanaians/folks of mixed Ghanaian heritage to create content for these guest mailouts. Edem prefers to vocalise her thoughts over writing them down, so she recorded an audio piece on the power of protest. The a verbatim transcript is below. Transcript 00:00 mins[AUDIO STARTS] 00:02 minsI was… Continue reading Guest post: ‘#FixTheCountry #KillTheBill’

The Coloniality Chronicles – Part One

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Last week, I moved all my stuff into storage and left London for Ghana. Over the next few months, I’ll be playing the sociologist and doing a deep dive into coloniality as a primary site of conflict in the struggle for liberation and self-actualisation. I lived in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, for some months when… Continue reading The Coloniality Chronicles – Part One

Guest Post: ‘How Was It For You’

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“Sex education should feel like an exhilarating adventure rather than a boring lecture… We may be just beginning our education or filling the gaps at a late age. But learning is always best nurtured through encouragement, kindness, support, stability, appreciation, and healthy boundaries that engender trust – many of the same quality that make for… Continue reading Guest Post: ‘How Was It For You’