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Alicantgotothebeach?

Some weeks ago, I went to Alicante but I didn’t get into the intricate details of my trip. Today, I’m going to talk about my experience of Alicante, but not the activities. As I’ve said before in An Archive of Political Photography, everything I see brings out the political in me, so I’m getting into […]

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No Man’s Land

“Where are you from?” “Telford.” “No, where are you from from?” Being part of a diasporic community is a beautiful, but sobering experience to say the least. There’s something quite wholesome in our longing for the motherland, but there’s also a lot of emptiness in rejection from the home we claim and from the home […]

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Writer Meets Verse Writer

In Warwick Arts Centre, I was sucked into the world of Lanaire Aderemi (also known as Verse Writer.) I payed my £11, expecting what I had always seen – someone at the front, reading their poetry to me for an hour. But this transcended poetry. Aderemi’s poetry was a hybrid between spoken word, acting, music, […]

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Hairarchy

In the western world, black women are at war against beauty standards that are designed to keep them on the out. Actually, Black people are at war with a lot of things at the moment – unfair graduate recruitment is just one of many marshmallows on the open fire (if you’ve watched How to Break […]

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I am not Fat.

I am not fat. No seriously, I’m not. Okay guys, so I’ve had an epiphany during the commute to work – the language we use affects how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we act in response. Let’s talk auxiliary verbs: to be, to do, to have. So, when someone is on […]

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Pepper Harvest

“Who are you?” “Why is your blog called Pepper?” “Why should I read it?” I had no clue how I was going to introduce this blog. Nobody knew about it in advance so I have so much to explain – but I thought it would be best to start with these three questions: My name […]

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