In this moving piece of writing Rebekah Cheung writes candidly about her personal experiences of rape. She reiterates that sexual assault is never the fault of the survivor, regardless of how many times it has happened. She also highlights the disparity in support given to survivors of colour, who still to this day are less likely to be believed because of racial prejudice. Continue reading Recognising my Privilege within Rape Recovery
Kiran Kaur reflects upon one of her favourite hobbies – picking up a book and getting stuck in. For her, lockdown has offered the opportunity to read more. As Kiran states, books not only increase our understanding of the world, but they also help us to empathize with others – something especially important as we face a global pandemic. Continue reading My love for reading got me through lockdown
A powerful commentary by Nelson Cummins on the legacy of the British Empire and how it continues to be perceived in the present day. Cummins argues that we must stop questioning whether the Empire was moral – it was not. Instead, to truly move on, we must educate ourselves on the atrocities it caused. Continue reading Are We Really Still Arguing About The British Empire?
Aaisha Sabir writes about the changing role of women in society, and how South Asian communities in particular must no longer expect women to take on the role of housewives. Continue reading The Stigma of Being a South Asian Housewife
Hashmat Ali powerfully dissects the topic of travel. In a poetic and mindful analysis, his words leave us with a changed idea of what it really means to travel somewhere. Continue reading What does travelling really mean and look like?
In most cases, racism does not take place in an overt manner. Insidious comments and behaviours that attack and belittle groups, are trickier to call out but also equally as harmful. Samantha Likonde has detailed a number of microaggressions to make clear that this behaviour should never have to be tolerated. Continue reading Your guide to everyday, common place Microaggressions
Rupa Mooker, Director of HR at MacRoberts LLP, highlights the lack of diversity within the Scottish legal practice. In this powerful and thorough piece of writing, she offers suggestions which would address this long-standing issue. Continue reading Why is there so little BAME representation in the Scottish legal profession?
Kiran Kaur shares a poem reflecting on the growing hope that was felt in July 2020, despite the reality of living in a global pandemic. Continue reading Life in July 2020 – A poem
Melanie Goldberg discusses the deep-rooted history of Antisemitism and how it continues to permeate our society today. Continue reading Antisemitism is also racism and Jewish people deserve to be included in your activism
Sadya Afreen discusses her experiences of making friends in Scotland as an international student. She reflects on the friends she has now made, saying that they feel just like family. Continue reading How Friends Become Family in Scotland