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 […]
This world cup I supported England. This choice has a strange pull on my ancestral conscience. I cannot unlearn that this nation savaged and raped the world. I think of my mum, the first British child to Caribbean immigrants racially abused in school every day in the 70’s and 80’s. I recognise that generationally, those […]
When I was 14 years old, I told my friends about my uneasiness regarding being a girl/woman, and how I wished I weren’t one. Fast forward a decade later and I still don’t know where to stand regarding my gender. I am definitely not cis-gender but I’m unsure about transitioning and going through a potential […]
If life is a game, then black queer people quickly learn that different rules apply to them – or at least, so it seems.