Grad Zine

Sep 2021

“Before Them, We” explores intergenerational West African relationships in Britain

‘Grief is not linear. I wasn’t an archivist in the way I am now to capture those memories, or those stories that she told or shared with me’
Sep 2021

Lament for Sheku Bayoh: ‘A collective grief so profound…’

The mythologising of Scottish history often presents the country as the harmed, often ignoring their ability to cause harm
Aug 2021

Thirteen Fragments: A Piercing, Powerful Portrayal of Pandemic Loss and Transformation

In this film, though her words engage with mundane, day to day living, they are underlined with an edge of the profound and the universal
Aug 2021

Teenage Girls are the original Pop Culture Zeitgeists, but Misogyny ruins this

The consumer power teen girls wield is loved by brands, but loathed by society – why does society consider young girls intellectually redundant?
Aug 2021

Lava: A Stellar and Charismatic Display on the Importance of our Names

Through empire, colonialism, war and apartheid, Lava spans continents, taking us from the Congo to modern day South Africa, to Ireland via Wigan and finally, London.
Jul 2021

Here’s how culture produces and perpetuates the ‘pick-me’ girl

Struggles to obtain love from a group that perpetuates our social subjugation is not only harmful on a personal level, but on a structural level
Jul 2021

A recent Tiktok trend exposes the brutality of white women’s tears in 2021

When white Women cry wolf, those they target are often harmed due to fear and race-based stereotypes
Jul 2021

The Myth of Matriarchal Africa

It’s harmful to erase the oppression of African women and girls for the sake of an ego boost
Jul 2021

Black Women and East Asian Pop Culture

Being a K-pop fan or being invested in the Korean drama industrial complex doesn’t take away from being Black
Jul 2021

How the ‘One-Drop Rule’ Complicates Black Racial Belonging

Discussions about a ‘pure Black race’ are not empowering but harken back to the violent stigmatisation of Black and white sexual relationships
Jun 2021

How Neurodiversity Impacts Mental Health at University

The unique challenges of navigating the double bind of racist and ableist systems demand community based and institutional support
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’