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My Light Skin Privilege

I had a strange interaction on Twitter recently, where someone claimed I was ‘caucasian’ and it got me thinking about my light skin privilege. From the beginning. I posted this tweet in 2015: ‘survey finds that middle class, private schooled, white men dominate the creative industry’ pic.twitter.com/5Yu1jJtVtU — peatree bojangles (@peatreebojangle) November 24, 2015 After[…]

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Being Brown In This Town

It’s been a strange few years. Since the attacks in New York’s Twin Towers, things have been a bit…tense. The world was finally confronted with terrorism at face value, and from then on became suspicious of everything around them. We started seeing signs on transport to be weary of ‘suspicious bags’ and to contact someone[…]

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Let’s Talk About Anne Heche

You may recognise Anne Heche from films such as Volcano, Six Days Seven Nights and Psycho; a fairly relatable young woman, with a pretty face and average skills in acting. While you may recognise her, what you will not know is her issues with mental health. Our dear fragile Anne Heche has gone through nothing[…]

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Reaction

Terrible things happen in our world on a regular basis. We accept these things are happening as we speak, smile or as we make love, but we don’t expect a reaction at all costs. When something happens closer to you, making the repercussions clearer, we finally react. Maybe because we are out of touch with reacting so[…]