Gisela Abbam is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Over the years, she’s been able to do just that through undertaking various roles, from becoming the first Black chair of the British Science Association (BSA) to the founder and managing director of her own management consultancy group and so much more. Continue reading BSA chair Gisela Abbam talks making history, improving outcomes for Black children and the importance of representation within STEM
To mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we’ve listed some essential books that should be on everybody’s reading list, highlighting the many injustices and issues women face while encouraging healing and the need for conversation. Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The must-read books by Black women which address the issues often ignored in our community
Black women are four times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth compared to white women. It’s a statistic that many of us have heard before and was something reiterated in Channel 4’s recent episode of Dispatches which investigated … Continue reading REVIEW: Dispatches: The Black Maternity Scandal
Our hair is more than just a beauty statement – our hair is our history, our protector, and most simply ours.
We must make sure we are all celebrated and accounted for, writes Tamara Morrison Continue reading It’s time to get real about texturism in the natural hair community
While Judas and the Black Messiah opened fresh wounds on the treatment of African-Americans by law enforcement, it was also a reminder that Black women are only allowed to hold on to happiness for a limited time in film, writes Mwika Bulaya Continue reading Why is pain often at the centre for Black women in love in film?
In the first instalment from our series ‘Black mum, blended family,’ we speak to Ghanaian and Jamaican fitness manager Melanie, as she discusses raising mixed-race children, the impact of social media and dealing with critcism within her community Continue reading Black Mum, Blended Family: “There are still far too many instances of racism and classism, but I can’t let ignorance outshine the good”
For many people in the creative industry, the Covid-19 pandemic has halted plans to showcase their work publicly – but for the women of online collective and creative agency VAGUE, they are keen to continue propelling the work of creatives worldwide regardless of the global restrictions placed upon them. Continue reading Meet VAGUE: The Black girl-led collective bringing young creatives together during lockdown
There’s no doubt that singing sister duo Chloe x Halle have used the pandemic to their advantage. After releasing their second studio album UnGodly Hour last year, they have been working non-stop to serve outstanding visuals, breathtaking live performances, and … Continue reading #IStandWithChloe: Chloe Bailey and sexual liberation on social media
After a journalist called out Justin Timberlake for dismissing the chance to apologise to Janet Jackson five years ago, his apology seems even more performative than ever. Continue reading How performativity and fear of being cancelled led to Justin Timberlake’s apology
For many Black girls, our hair journey has certainly had its ups and downs. From rocking braids accompanied by an array of colourful hair bobbles and beads, chemically processing our hair for years in a bid to ‘fit in’ to … Continue reading Meet the 21-year-old business owner paving the way for sustainable natural haircare