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Why ‘anon’ is a woman of colour

VIRGINIA Woolf famously said that “anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman”. In contrast, the “anon” of today...

Macpherson Report: What We Are Yet to Learn

This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of Sir William Macpherson's report into police handling of the Stephen Lawrence Case. The report famously labelled London’s...

Experiencing inequality – misogyny and racism in Exeter

Growing up as a woman of colour, you’re taught to tone down your identity. We experience so many forms of casual to extreme racism,...

Black history – more than a month

FOR most of us it would be an awkward task: attempting to find the exact moment in our lives when we absorbed the data...

XpressionFM Interviews Vice-Chancellor Sir Steve Smith

Sir Steve Smith, the University of Exeter's Vice-Chancellor was interviewed by XpressionFM’s Heads of News Lottie Rayner and Chloe Shaw on Monday 15 October....

#ReclaimTheBindi

(originally published in Print May 2018) I want to first acknowledge that I know that this is a contentious debate. Normally, I can’t even say...

Roseanne: Top-Down Racism

The Rebooted sitcom Roseanne was recently cancelled by ABC after its title-star, Roseanne Barr, launched a racist and Islamophobic attack against Valerie Jarrett, Former advisor...

What’s representation without support?

Considering that fact that most Indian national students spent about three months getting all our documents ready for a visa and poring over procedure,...

There’s no pride in prejudice

Iremember my first few weeks living in Exeter. The observations made by so many, including non-PoC (people of colour), that this city is very...

Canon, colour and colony

University of Cambridge student Lola Olufemi penned an open letter to the university’s English faculty that sought to broaden the current English curriculum to...