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The Lifestyle guide to uncomfortable conversations

CW: suicide, racism When was the last time you saw the effects of white privilege first-hand? Or noticed you were being treated in a certain way due to your gender? Acknowledging issues of inequality can be uncomfortable and is often left unaddressed due to stigma. This mentality has been commonplace in past years, but 2020 […]

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Liberation on a House of Cards: Reflection of a Trans Woman in Academia

CW: Transphobia It is well known that the sciences have a problem with inclusivity. Women are not particularly welcome in engineering and even social science departments remain a hotbed of transphobia. But there is a deeper conflict in how academia shapes your thinking that is not really talked about. Be it the focus on empirical […]

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Let’s talk about the chaotic Golden Globe nominees

On 3rd February, the annual Golden Globes nominees were announced. Some of the big winners included Nomadland, The Father and The Mauritanian. Heard of them? Yeah, me neither. Many of the films nominated are not yet available to mass audiences due to their belated streaming premieres. While award shows are meant to provide a highlight […]

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Victoria’s Secret Christmas campaign: too little too late for diversity?

The 2020 Victoria’s Secret Christmas campaign encourages us to be ‘Merry and Cozy’ in their lacy lingerie. A first glance sees Barbara Palvin attired in a silk robe and pink underwear situation, toothbrush in mouth as if she’s been caught in the act. It’s difficult to discern how the brand’s new collection will supply the […]

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Brown Skin Girl: It’s for all of them

Upon the release of the single ‘Brown Skin Girl’, from Beyoncé’s new Lion King album ‘The Gift’, Teen Vogue published an article outlining the specific intent of the song and who it was especially intent on empowering. Namely, dark skin Black women, as evidenced by particular reverence of famous, gorgeous dark skin women; where Beyoncé […]

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En Vogue: has diversity in fashion come far enough?

When the first leaf of autumn falls, fashion month rears its head and there is a discernible shift from late summer calm to the runways of early autumn mania. Now a cultural zeitgeist, September fashion month comes alive every year with a certain magic. However, a new kind of magic appeared on the runways, epitomised […]