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

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

The millennial dilemma of comparison | Lizzie

No matter how much it may appear you have things together, you can never find that point of happiness and satisfaction. Why is that?

As soon as life starts going right and you’re making your way to that point of being able to put a genuine smile on your face, something in your brain says NO, putting you back in that deep abyss of sadness and self-dissatisfaction. Continue reading