Why is Black History Month so important?

It is common knowledge that the history curriculum is deliberately whitewashed and Eurocentric. The eras and figures highlighted are European and the discourse is always pro-European. Unless you study history to a higher level and elect to study the history of other nations, it is very unlikely that you will have this experience. Even then…

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Blast from the past – fashion edition

Trends are constantly being recycled as brands and individuals gain inspiration from the past. This year has seen some very interesting aspects of the past being reimagined into the modern day. Below are the few that I have noticed. Anyone who watched Friends knows that Rachel Green was the most stylish of the six. Watching…

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‘Finding yourself’

Our generation appears to be obsessed with ‘finding’ ourselves. Whilst the premise of this notion is noble, it has perhaps lost its meaning as its use has widened. Finding yourself implies that you are currently lost and clueless about who you are. Yet for most of us this is not the case. We tend to…

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A deeper look at Vogue covers

Zendaya posted her Garage magazine cover and I was fascinated. I loved the creativity and the execution; it was beautifully done. I saw the British Vogue October cover on the same day, and it is safe to say that my reaction was very different. Then I thought to myself – when was the last time…

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Jummy Discovers: Balboa Park

When searching for places to visit in San Diego, Balboa Park is always near the top of the list, so I knew this was somewhere I needed to see. I took my camera along with me and was prepared to capture the beauty of this park. The first place I encountered was outside the park.…

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Life update: living in Cali

As I type these words on a Word document, I look over my laptop to see my view. I see the big trees and the random bushes. I see the cute villas and apartment buildings. I see the big cars and the man walking his dog. I see the views that I do not recognise…

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A love letter to Africa

Beyoncé’s best qualities are perhaps her ability to capitalise off every opportunity she is presented with as well as benefitting the black community in any way she can. This was brought to life in her homage to HBCUs and is seen again in her new album The Lion King: The Gift. A childhood favourite is…

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Sustainability: which brands are at the forefront?

The issue of climate change is one that appears to be intensifying which means we really need to do something about it. Using renewable and recyclable products is always at the forefront of ways to tackle climate change, but the conversation rarely includes the clothes we wear. Fashion is the second dirtiest industry in the…

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Africa is happening

When reading Edward Enninful’s editors’ letter for the July 2019 issue of British Vogue, I was instantly inspired. ‘Africa is happening’ he writes, as he describes how luxury and creativity is sweeping the continent. A continent often characterised by its shortcomings is now being seen in a new light as creativity is increasingly being expressed.…

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