Real Reads

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Oct 2021

#WorldMentalHealthDay Navigating University with Bipolar Disorder: My Story

Growing up in an African mostly religious environment meant my initial cries for help were met with fear, and urges to pray against what was considered a demonic attack
Oct 2021

In Conversation with ‘Hairvolution’ Authors Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo

The book came about during the Black Lives Matter protests, with discussions about our position in the workplace, beauty and how we show up in the world
Oct 2021

World Leaders Must Acknowledge the Problematic Historical Roots of Climate-induced Migration

The Global Majority suffer the consequences of climate change while creating the least amount of pollution, this perpetuates a form of eco-imperialism
Oct 2021

Countries Like Nigeria and Haiti Are Amid a Kidnap-For-Ransom Crisis, Here’s How and Why

Acts rooted in ideology remain influenced by social and economic factors. It is harder to radicalise people when they have much more to lose
Sep 2021

How Artificial Intelligence Exacerbates the Systematic Biases of the Real World 

Marginalised people are facing more discrimination in healthcare, work, and travel environments, as AI technology uses white, able-bodied men as the standard
Sep 2021

God Is Not a White Man: Chine McDonald on the Construction of White Supremacy in the Church

The lack of diversity is contrary to Christian doctrine, which propagates that ‘all are welcome’. Racial segregation is still very prominent in the church today
Sep 2021

Displaying the Dead is a Disturbing Cultural Identity

“It’s kind of sad that even in death people of colour can’t escape the prying and opportunistic advances of white people”
Sep 2021

Christianity’s Role in Perpetuating Sexism

Christianity and feminism are at parallels because; where feminism sees a problem, Christianity does not see one
Aug 2021

Can you be Bamboozled by Jesus? Absolutely says Yvonne Orji

Unapologetically sharing her faith, the Emmy-nominated actress takes readers on a journey through the highs and lows, before entering her dreamland
Aug 2021

Twice as Hard: Navigating Black Stereotypes and Creating Space For Success

While the world endeavours to become more inclusive, and businesses strive to eradicate discrimination, the book explores Black identity in the workplace
Aug 2021

Housing, Welfare, and the Demonisation of Black Women

From the inception of the modern welfare state, Black people and Women were excluded from ideals of citizenship and Britishness
Aug 2021

African Feminisms Part II: Sudanese Women in Defence of Themselves 

After the romanticisation of Sudan’s ancient feminist past, patriarchy is trying to convert the Kandakat of the revolution into nothing more than pretty symbolism