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

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