The Joy of Queerness

The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, signed by former president,  Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 was a horrible time for queer people in Nigeria. I remember feeling so defeated the day I heard the news. Everything felt hopeless and I felt obligated to perform compulsory heterosexuality before I officially came out to myself and met other amazing […]

Hani and Ishu’s Guide To Fake Dating Review – ‘Essential Reading For Every School Pupil’

Set in Dublin, Ireland, Adiba Jaigirdar’s YA romance novel holds the story of Humaira “Hani” Khan and Ishita “Ishu” Dey. The two teenage girls attend the same all-girls school and, like many other immigrant children, are expected to befriend one another. Despite ethnicity, the girls share little else in common. Hani is easy-going, extroverted and […]

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 […]