Dear Ramadan, thank you and until next time | Sana

This year, I decided to return to fasting during Ramadan. I’ve been working on my relationship with God for a while now and after, I think, about a decade, I wanted to observe this month and humble myself again – and so I did. Continue reading

Sunday Spotlight – BBSTEM

This Sunday, Sana shines our Colloquium spotlight on Kayisha Payne, Founder of BBSTEM – a new organisation campaigning for balance and representation of Black individuals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Take a read to learn more about this fantastic network and the mastermind behind it all… Continue reading

We Need To Wake The F*@$ Up | Sana

I remember how, yet again, I found myself googling a young girl’s name to find out what happened. I remember how my stomach turned when I read a headline:

“Justice for Asifa – An 8 year old Kashmiri infant who was kidnapped and gang raped in a Hindu temple for 8 days.” Continue reading

The art of “ghosting” | Lizzie

– Ghosting –

The practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.

I fall both a victim and admittedly an active participant in the art of “Ghosting”. Continue reading

It’s okay to take time for yourself | Lauren

Over the last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal health. It’s a “new year’s resolution” of mine to pay attention to (and hopefully improve) my personal wellness. That’s a phrase I saw a lot in 2017 – personal wellness. Continue reading

Am I Too Old for Madonna? | Cindy

I’m 53 now, but I’m not old, right? I mean I’m sore. So sore. But I’m still young inside, right?

Okay, my knees are shot. My back is shot. My hip is shot. I’m also a bit overweight. Like a bit of a grown man overweight. And maybe another bit of a grown man. Then several other bits thrown in for good measure. The difficulty in climbing a flight of stairs is exceeded only by the impossibility of coming back down again. Knees, you see. And did I mention I’m sore? Continue reading

FGM Aware talk FGM | Jan Macleod, FGM Aware

Tuesday 06 February was International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. After speaking to the NSPCC to get a sense of what FGM is we caught up with Jan Macleod, who works on FGM Aware with the Women’s Support Network to get a bit more insight into the issue. Continue reading

NSPCC on FGM | Jon Brown, NSPCC

Today, Tuesday 06 February, is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – a lengthy title, but what does it mean? We spoke to Jon Brown, Head of Impact at the NSPCC, to get a bit more information… Continue reading