The Black Women’s body and sexuality

I am a Black Feminist. I mean I recognise that my power as well as my primary oppressions come as a result of my blackness as well as my womaness, and therefore my struggles on both of these fronts are…

What does it mean to be Black? A Debate

Written by Alejandra Padín-Dujon, illustration by Christina Ivey Black History Month in the UK is a time to celebrate community and Black Pride. But one crucial question remains: what does it mean to be Black? Push that further: what does…

Ghost Stories – A Halloween Treat ★★★★★

To demonstrate the brilliance of this show: after I saw it, I couldn’t sleep until 3 am. When I felt a draught in the middle of the night, I made the perfectly logical leap that it was a melancholy spirit…

Interview with Dr. Clive James Nwonka: The role of the Black academic

Dr. Clive Nwonka (c) LSE Events So, first things first. We really want to know what your skincare routine is. Goodness. Well, thank you – I’m quite flattered. so, as you know Black skin can get pretty dry, so it…

BHM events: a round-up

This year, LSE kicked off Black History Month with a host of events that discussed a diverse range of socio-economic, cultural and political issues that affect Black students. On the first week of October, the Caribbean Society held its Meet…

How to prevent Digital Racial Profiling

Written by Micah Roberts Our capacity to be manipulated is broad and well-documented. Semantic games when positing questions can result in radical changes in answers. George Monbiot, cites a survey to illustrate the power of emotive lexical choice. 65% of…

Angelica Olawepo on social mobility, fashion, and leaving Oxford

photography by Sebastian Mullen No one is happier to be at LSE than Angelica Olawepo. After spending a year on an access programme at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, she applied to study here. She  even travelled to attend the LSE…

Who Wants BURGERZ?

This summer, I had the privilege of attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, thanks to the incredible Fringe of Colour scheme, which provides free or discounted tickets to people of colour (PoC). The scheme allowed me to see incredible shows by…

Girl, Woman, Other – A Love Letter to Black Womanhood ★★★★

Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to co-win the Booker Prize, alongside Margaret Atwood. Her book, Girl, Woman, Other, follows the lives of 12 black women in the UK. Evaristo spins their disparate stories around Amma’s – a gay…

A Work (not) in Progress

I am a work not in progress A haphazardly constructed script  Archived on the writing desk  Never to be thought of or pondered But to be locked away in the cupboard  Lest anyone attempt to trace I am a work…