Zoë Wilkinson explains her displacement upon arrival at Exeter and the spark of a racial identity crisis.
The co-option of indigenous people’s cultures by festival fashion producers is a hot topic around this time of year, with the appropriation of native dress for the sake of purely looking good rife at prominent and influential events like Coachella. To reduce objects of spiritual or cultural objects to money-making aesthetics degrades both the people […]
With current debates surrounding racial equality at universities and whether the media’s portrayal of race affects this, I want to share my own experiences with being mixed-race at the University of Exeter. I have a Caribbean mother and an English Father. Coming from the largely diverse City of London to the predominantly white Exeter was […]
Perhaps it’s worth highlighting before beginning, I am that most dreaded of believers: an agnostic. It’s not that I have anything against religion nor that I’m a diehard fan girl of scientific supremacy, it’s simply that I would far rather live my life by my own rules, not by the doctrines you hear shouted about […]
Portrait is certainly an apt title for Racheal Ofori’s show. Through a frank and strikingly honest exposure, Portrait sketches the lives of several young black women as they navigate modern London. Using humour and a good dose of wit, Ofori unapologetically questions racial and cultural stereotypes in modern society in a thought provoking hour long performance. […]
Adam Smith examines the problems people have with identifying as a Conservative: Hello. My name is Adam. And I’m not a Conservative. Wow, does it feel good to get that off my chest; especially in Exeter, where the the most popular single party for university students is on the Right. But, our humble little university is going […]