Grad Zine

Jun 2021

Meet Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, dominating the literary world at 22!

Delving deep into the heart of institutional racism and elitism, being Black at a private school still makes you ‘different’
May 2021

Menstrual Hygiene Day: How The Sanitary Aid Initiative supports Women and Girls across Nigeria

Nigerian men would mention how their mothers used rags for their periods and question why the Women of today can’t do the same
May 2021

Thriving while Neurodiverse: An Interview with Remi Ray

While institutions neglect neurodiverse accessibility, Remi’s work is a promising force in fostering inclusivity and acceptance
May 2021

The Real Reason Why Netflix’s Blood and Water Was So Good

It’s not about them navigating racism or any -isms, phobias or traumas, it’s about seeing teenagers through a human lens
May 2021

Meet the Akoma Institute: Cultivating a Global Learning Community for Black and Afro Indigenous Girls

Akoma Institute prides itself on being a global learning community for Black and Afro-indigenous girls, aiming to amplify the voices of those who are ignored
May 2021

Zero: The Unsung Hero

Zero not only gives us a show with a Black protagonist with superpowers, but sheds light on the issue of corrupt over policing in urban areas in Italy
May 2021

#PasToucheAMonHijab: How France is Erasing Muslim Women and Girls from Society

“2004 was the opening of the Pandora Box when Islamophobia became a legal form of discrimination and not just an opinion.”
Apr 2021

Enemy of the State: Is Education the Key to Overcoming Systemic Racism?

‘I’m not going to denigrate the efforts of teachers and leaders, but from a top-down perspective, the history curriculum is just a White Supremacist nightmare’
Apr 2021

My Hair was Treated as “Unsightly”: Black Women Reveal Global Natural Hair Discrimination in 2021

Respectability politics is a band-aid mentality, and Anti-Black dehumanisation. It is clear it will never be the golden ticket out of oppression
Apr 2021

#EarthDay: Sustainability and Hair Extensions

According to Rebundle, 1 in 3 women experience scalp irritation from using plastic synthetic hair, which can have dangerous impacts on our health
Apr 2021

#EarthDay: Here’s why Mikaela Loach Advocates for Climate Justice Today

One thing that needs to change is the assumption that racial justice is separate from climate change and it’s not
Apr 2021

#BringBackOurGirls: Aisha Yesufu on the fight for Nigerian girls right to education

In this powerful exchange Aisha Yesufu talks about inequalities in Nigeria, corruption, insecurity #EndSARS and the fight to #BringBackOurGirls