As we return to some form of "normal", I feel exhausted and disappointed. If any positives were to come from the chaos of the last 6 months, surely it is that we have the choice to build a "new normal"? That we don't have to go back to commuting 5 days a week, losing hours… Continue reading Is That It?
I thought that being a feminist meant I was doing "the right thing" for women - helping to promote gender equality, supporting women at work as well as in the home. I had heard about intersectionality, but I naively assumed that remembering to include profiles of black women, or inviting my black friends to speak… Continue reading Feminism Let Me Down
I am brown. I used to call myself "mixed race" but now that I know that race is a construct, it feels like that term is no longer accurate. I am half-Indian, half-Irish, born in Malaysia, raised in Ireland, living in England for nearly 10 years. My mother was white and Irish, my father was… Continue reading I Am Brown.
And so are you. Not consciously. Not willingly. Not intentionally. But we are. As human beings, especially those of us who are white, or white-passing, particularly those of us raised in white dominant countries, we have been raised in racist structures, with a racist view on the world, whether we like it or not. Whether… Continue reading I’m racist.
It's 2020, and we are somehow still fighting racism. I say "we", but I am new to this anti-racism game, and I know I have a lot to learn. So as difficult as it has been for the last few weeks, I can only imagine how hard it has been for everyone doing the work… Continue reading Making Our Anti-Racism Journeys Sustainable