Just checking in – news from otherwhere

There’s a lot of talk about intersectionality and how to do it. I’m particularly drawn to this article because it’s about centring an experience (which isn’t mine) and like my conclusions in 2016 that we need to redesign the suit (ie default male perspective) it’s time to consider redesigning the table if the table is white, middle-class European/colonial cultural defaults…. Creative Exchange Lab Mentoring by … Continue reading Just checking in – news from otherwhere

Not Being Me — Philip Green, Blogging & Writing.

This is the latest post by my friend who has been chronicling his dealings with the DWP . Philip is very frank and some of what he writes about can be distressing. I share with him the conviction that one of the few ways people in his situation have of tackling a system that no longer prioritises the welfare of the people it’s designed to … Continue reading Not Being Me — Philip Green, Blogging & Writing.

Giving up the food of my family: life as a vegan in diaspora

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Erica Em discusses the challenges of giving up traditional Cambodian food and the cultural consequences of becoming vegan Switching to veganism has been a conflicting journey of balancing my personal beliefs on the one hand, and my cultural heritage on the other. Whilst I live in Australia, I have Cambodian parents, and food has always been one of the few… Continue reading Giving up the food of my family: life as a vegan in diaspora

Another Bloody Blog Post About Depression — Philip Green, Blogging & Writing.

I’ve got to know  Philip since our activism in WEP has brought us into contact. He’s a fine, brave man, living with chronic pain, despite which he puts as much effort as he can into supporting his community. This post has taken nearly two weeks to write and a good few days for me to finally decide to post, partly because of my never quite … Continue reading Another Bloody Blog Post About Depression — Philip Green, Blogging & Writing.

100 Great Black Britons relaunches for 2017

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On the 30th anniversary of Black History Month, Patrick Vernon talks about why he’s relaunching the campaign and explains how to nominate Back in 2002, I established Every Generation, one of the first websites in the UK looking at black genealogy. The project was based on my experience as volunteer mentor working with African and Caribbean boys and young men… Continue reading 100 Great Black Britons relaunches for 2017

First year of Jhalak Prize paints a grim picture of diversity in publishing 

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Sunny Singh takes a look at the entries for the first year of our prize for writers of colour, finding the industry is missing more than one trick The first year of the Jhalak Prize has gone off smoothly albeit not soundlessly. The prize administrators have also now had enough time to consider the number, range, and variety of submissions.… Continue reading First year of Jhalak Prize paints a grim picture of diversity in publishing 

Lewisham Council rapped by Ombudsman for not consulting mother of autistic boys

The real impact of Council cuts imposed by central Government aren’t seen by most of us. The Women’s Equality Party Lewisham Branch is looking into what is happening with care and social care locally. Here’s just one example of how the cuts impact on families. WE want to see a council that is diversified in perspectives as well as who is on the Council. More … Continue reading Lewisham Council rapped by Ombudsman for not consulting mother of autistic boys