White children and the importance of black characters

White children and the importance of black characters

On the leafy South London streets where I live, the should we, shouldn’t we conversation about moving out of London is nearly as common as beards and coffee shops in Shoreditch, (or rain in Manchester, if you’re reading this from somewhere outside of The Centre Of The...
“And why is that?” The question we should be asking

“And why is that?” The question we should be asking

A few weeks ago I’d forgotten I was pissed off with Grazia for 1. photoshopping Lupita Nyong’o’s hair and 2. pretending it was the fault of an errant photographer who had no input from anyone at the magazine, and I was enticed into buying a copy by a front cover...
Starting school: time-keeping, playground politics and the PTA

Starting school: time-keeping, playground politics and the PTA

It’s coming up to that time of year. When social media is flooded with pictures of the first day of school and the words “How is this possible?” are worn thin in disbelief at the inevitable passing of time. And that is said completely without judgement. Photo reels...