Racism manifests itself in the most violent ways and unfortunately, medical racism is not exempt from this. We see Black mothers having disgraceful maternal health, being more likely to die during pregnancies due to racist doctors. In this piece, I uncover the significance of medical racism from the time of enslavement and unfortunately, today in our society where Black mothers are 5x more likely in the UK to die while pregnant and 243% more likely in the USA.
Retracting From The Usual Glitz, The Glam And The Sweet, Sweet Romance, ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ Explores Mental Health And Autism
A review on the leading Korean drama, 'It's Okay to Not Be Okay' and how it tackles mental health and autism in the drama and how it is reflective of our society.
Representation of Muslims in literature is horrible, from the same stereotypes or to the exclusion of Black Muslims within the literature. For The Boar, I discuss my two current favourite books for Muslim representation, noting how they avoid stereotypes and the typical YA book trait of Muslims rejecting their faith.
In this self-published piece, I cover the freedom struggle of the West Papuans and their struggle for independence from the Indonesian government. Many have commented 'Papuan Lives Matter' has kicked off in light of Black Lives Matter but frankly, this is not the case. By conducting thorough research, I identified the history behind the conflict between the West Papuans and Indonesia, focusing on how the international community fails to be involved and the racism West Papuans face.
Over the years, there have been several accusations made against fashion brands of them stealing designs from creatives. The article considers why this is so widespread and what we can do to stop it.
Why Watchmen's Yahya Abdul Mateen II and other actors feel pressure to change their name in Hollywood
In an industry that wants you to constantly change yourself, EMMY nominated Yahya Abdul Mateen II does not conform to this narrative. In this article for Digital Spy, I explore the significance of what is in a name and why this is important. In a similar vein, I draw on examples from US actors who have changed their names for the sake of Hollywood such as James Roday Rodriguez and the late Kirk Douglas.
As a society, we love emphasising on the importance of mental health which is extremely important. But who's mental health are we focusing on - if we only focus on people who aren't celebrities then we have failed on this matter. Everyone's mental health is important and clowning Kanye West helps nobody at all - especially ordinary people with similar mental health issues, it only stigmatises them further.
As Milan Fashion Week was the first of its kind to be held entirely online, I consider whether this demonstrates the creativity of high fashion brands or whether it still remains inaccessible to the majority of consumers.
Rina Sawayama's dual citizenship denies her of entry into the Mercury Prize and Brit Awards. What does this say about an industry fuelled by foreign influences and immigrant contributions?
Interviewed by Salma Haidrani for British VOGUE to express my opinions on the proposed first all Black university in the UK.
Too many Black people have been killed due to the disgusting racism ingrained in society and it is draining. It is tiring. We are just trying to exist peacefully. In this personal piece, I explore through the use of my faith and case studies about my frustration about the senseless murders of Black people - respectability politics is irrelevant when people are dying, just for the sake of existing.
Black Lives Matter is not just for the US. It's for Black people around the world. Those who are being murdered in France, the UK and unfortunately even back in our spaces at home due to conflicts. Disabled Black lives never seem to matter to people, why is that? I implore you to shift the focus of BLM to our vulnerable Black community and understand why they matter too and how institutional racism affects them.