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 […]

Bicultural Identity: Splitting The Self Through Language, Body Image and Social Protocol

Family life can be said to provide young children with the parameters of self-consciousness. A child exposed to one dominant culture comes to consciousness with an idea of who constitutes his or her family and uses this knowledge to situate themselves within their local world. For ‘British South Asians’ or ‘Indian diaspora’ youth with cross-cultural […]

“Everyone’s Voice Is Unique and Everyone’s Voice Matters”: An Interview with Two Twos Podcast

Nana Duncan, 29 and Rose Frimpong, 30 are best friends who make up the Two Twos Podcast. They became fast friends after meeting in 2015 at a rooftop party, fast forward to 2021 and the duo have successfully made a transition from creating content on Youtube, to creating an enlightening, insightful and informative podcast, with […]