By Vannessa Marovatsanga There are these things I like to call the 4 D’s. If you are a person of colour, undoubtedly you have met them. If you are a woman of colour, they are old friends. They usually appear whenever the topic of gender or race is discussed. They are: Dismissal, Denial, Deflection and Derision. Not necessarily in that order of course. No, the use of the 4 … [Read more...] about Liam Neeson isn’t racist, he’s just white
By Sarah Gill Whether you know Lizzo for her new track ‘Juice’, her guest judging on RuPaul’s Drag Race or her recent collaboration with Khloe Kardashian’s ‘Good American’ campaign, the singer/rapper deserves all the notoriety in the world. Lizzo, born Melissa Jefferson, was born into an extremely musical family. A career in performance was always in the pipeline, picking … [Read more...] about And if you don’t know, now you know: Lizzo
By Bern Butler Did you ever get the feeling that you’ve been here before? Well I have. I first attended NUI Galway (then UCG) from 1982 to 1986, scraping through an Arts Degree and H.Dip in Education. In 1984, I was 19, in my second year, and finding the going in college increasingly tough. I had begun to experience the scourge of social anxiety. I felt like the … [Read more...] about The art of self-compassion
By Michelle McClair With the emergence of The Ted Bundy Tapes, along with the release of the trailer for the latest movie about Bundy’s life featuring Zac Efron, we can’t help but ask, is the new material released about Bundy insensitive? Do we glorify serial killers for our own entertainment? Serial killers have always fascinated our society, whether it's Theodore Bundy, … [Read more...] about The Ted Bundy Tapes: do we glorify serial killers?
View this post on Instagram Another men’s fashion week, another @off____white collection with cherry picked references from indie streetwear labels? This time, the designs in question are a yellow graffitied ensemble from Cologne-based @colrsbaby by @punkzec , who showed his AW18 collection at … [Read more...] about ‘Diet Prada’ and the need to protect novice designers