Thinking || BBC Breakfast’s 100 Years of Suffrage: Achievement or Gimmick?

As part of my usual morning routine, I sat in front of the TV this morning and turned on BBC Breakfast while drying my hair. I was confronted by something slightly different – Dan Walker was absent, and Louise Minchin was accompanied by Steph McGovern. Aha! I thought, an all-female sofa – must be 6th February.

Continue reading “Thinking || BBC Breakfast’s 100 Years of Suffrage: Achievement or Gimmick?”

Advertisements

Reading || January Wrap Up / The Unread Shelf Project Update

I started off the year with all of my grand plans, smug as you like, and sure enough, karma put me back in my place. And when I say ‘karma’, I mean Past Martha, who is laughing hysterically at me in some parallel universe.

Continue reading “Reading || January Wrap Up / The Unread Shelf Project Update”

Reading || Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch: A Review

One evening last week, I found myself sitting in the cinema watching Gary Oldman strutting around in what was presumably a fat suit and copious amounts of facial prosthetics. The visual transformation into Winston Churchill was quite remarkable (and I believe has been nominated for an award) and Oldman’s performance was certainly convincing. However, I found myself preoccupied, pondering our national obsession with World War Two.

Continue reading “Reading || Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch: A Review”

Reading || All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

Autism is many things. But it is seldom what it is perceived by people to be. It isn’t a tragedy. It isn’t a ravaged life. It isn’t an entity that destroys lives. It isn’t a disease.
Morenike Giwa Onaiwu

All the Weight of Our Dreams is the first ever anthology written entirely by autistic women of colour, brought to us by the Autism Women’s Network. Featuring essays, poetry and artwork from 61 writers and artists, it talks about how ableism intersects with other oppressions; particularly racism but also sexism and homophobia.

Continue reading “Reading || All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism”

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑