Don’t tell me to open up

Naturally I am someone who is quite closed off, mainly because I don’t feel the need to be telling everyone my business. I like knowing that I have control over what people know about me and that not everyone has had the luxury of knowing a lot about me. I also think I am a…

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Meghan’s farewell wardrobe

A few months ago, Meghan Markle and her husband Harry announced that they would be stepping back from their royal duties. This caused a lot of controversy among the British public, with many people acting as if they would be personally affected. Nevertheless, on Monday, they performed their final engagement as working members of the…

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Is men’s fashion devoid of creativity?

Fashion is often perceived as female territory, but men are also able to enjoy the thrill of a curated outfit. However, when thinking of men’s fashion, a limited number of things come to mind. The styles that men often feel comfortable wearing fall into a small number of categories which can cause difficulties for menswear…

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Met Gala 2020: what’s it all about?

The Met Gala is undoubtedly the most extravagant affair in the fashion calendar. The themed event enables the invitees to communicate a concept through a curated outfit whilst attending a rather clandestine dinner and exhibition. The theme for 2020 – About time: Fashion and Duration. Andrew Bolton, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute curator,…

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Trends started by black people

Inspiration for fashion trends come from a variety of sources and arguably one of the main sources is black culture. Over the years I have witnessed styles worn primarily by black people transformed into major fashion trends. Although aspects of this can be problematic, I have decided to discuss some big trends that originated from…

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Religion v faith

As a Christian, the distinction between religion and faith is of great importance to how I view my relationship with God. Religion is based on rules and behaving in a certain way so as to receive mercy from God. Religion involves guilt and the thought that we are unworthy to come before God. By contrast,…

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What does it mean to be black?

Being black is an interesting and complex phenomenon. What’s strange is that we not only have to fight oppression and stereotyping from other races, but also within our race. The clichéd idea of what is means to be black presented in the media has permeated the black community so much so that we segregate people…

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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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