Confidence and Community: An Interview with Topher Campbell

Afro-Queer Artist and filmmaker Topher Campbell has over 20 years of experience in film,  theatre, performance, writing, and site-specific work. His work focuses on sexuality, masculinity, race, human rights,  and climate change. I recently had the honour of speaking to Topher about his latest documentary: Moments That Shaped Queer Black Britain.  Moments That Shaped Queer […]

Tanya Compas Gives Young Creatives The Blueprint With Her Instagram programme ‘Erasure’

Youth worker, social media maverick, and founder of Exist Loudly, Tanya Compas has teamed up with Instagram as part of their Black Perspectives initiative, inspired by Instagram’s ongoing commitment to champion and support young Black creators to grow and make a living on and off the platform. Tanya has launched  Erasure; a two-day bootcamp where […]

Is Afro Hair Really That Funny?

Back in the nineties, noughties, and even the 2010s, I talked about my hair like it was a burden.  “It’s frizzy; coarse; hard to control; takes ages to straighten.”  I was achingly jealous of friends with straight (or straightenable) hair who didn’t spend half a day washing theirs. This pain was exacerbated further by language […]