Hi, it’s me, your friendly oversharing, overachieving, try-hard at everything intense documenter/creator who is clearly passionate about all things social justice related recently! I know my feed has completely changed over the last few months, along with my perspective on the world, and I bet that has really confused/challenged some of you. I know that… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Race
The mistake I made when I first tried to "lean in", was that I thought I had to do it by myself. I thought the onus was on me to pave the way for the women around me, to push for progress by being the best I could be. I didn't realise that attitude alone… Continue reading You Can’t Go It Alone
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.