SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Malay: a South African Muslim identity borne out of colonialism

Surviving slavery, colonialism and apartheid, this mixed-heritage Islamic community established a unique culture in South Africa.


Women, Islam

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AFGHANISTAN

Why feminist solidarity with Afghanistan is about more than women and girls

Afghan women and girls are undoubtedly imperilled by the Taliban takeover. But hyperfocus on their vulnerability risks repeating mistakes of the past.



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AFGHANISTAN

How you can take action and stand in solidarity with Afghan people

We’ve pulled together a list of steps you can take to support Afghan people on the ground and refugees arriving in the UK.

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UNITED KINGDOM

UK universities are adopting controversial IHRA antisemitism guidelines – but it’s putting Palestinian solidarity activism at risk

The UK government has threatened sanctions for universities that don’t adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, placing students and academics fighting for Palestinian freedom under attack.

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UNITED KINGDOM

New podcast PRESSED brings three of our faves together for unfiltered, unapologetic gossip

Nella Rose, Mariam Musa and Adeola Patronne sit down with gal-dem to talk about their latest collaboration



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PHILIPPINES

UNESCO’s new World Heritage Site in Madrid was once a racist human zoo

Behind the beautiful facade of Retiro Park's Palacio de Cristal lies the dark history of the human zoo it once housed.


Pan Asian, Latino

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PAKISTAN

Navigating vaginismus when sex before marriage is taboo in your culture

Content warning: sexual trauma

A British Pakistani woman opens up about her journey.


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UNITED KINGDOM

#StopCambo: Unsure of where to begin with climate action? Start by fighting this UK oil field development

Experts have said we must immediately stop oil or gas extraction to save the planet. So why are Tories developing a giant oil field in Scotland?



Environment

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UNITED KINGDOM

Covid-19 passports might sound like they’ll keep us safe, but for queer people of colour the opposite is true

Queer clubs should be safe spaces but Covid-19 passports will only harm us in the long run.


LGBTQ

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UNITED KINGDOM

‘There’s this assumption that once you have a child your career is over’: motherhood and the music industry

There might be greater visibility for pregnant people in music, but with touring, finances and lack of support and infrastructure, many of those working in the sector still express that childcare can feel impossible to navigate.


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UNITED KINGDOM

Feast your eyes on Aleema Gray: a history curator championing Blackness through food

Aleema Gray talks about her debut display on food and community 'Feeding Black' and her research into the political history of the Rastafarian movement.



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USA

Remembering the ‘First Lady of Detroit’: the legacy of dance pioneer K-HAND

As a Black woman innovating in Detroit techno, producer and DJ Kelli Hand shifted the goalposts for those who came next. Following her recent death, we remember a game-changing talent.



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Five on it: Lizzo returns with a quickfire, candid, Cardi B-featuring classic

Lizzo is finally back, and her return is all defiant confidence and whip smart quips. Plus new music from Nao, spill tab and more.



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UNITED KINGDOM

#NoMoreLyes: the campaign that wants to put an end to toxic hair products marketed towards Black women

In light of studies showing the link between long-term lye use in hair products and breast cancer in Black women, Level Up wants big beauty brands to take these harmful items off shelves.


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Why I’m divesting from the big fat desi wedding

Now that it's my turn to get married, I realise I have important choices to make.


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PAKISTAN

After Noor Mukadam’s brutal murder, Pakistani women are demanding action on gendered violence. Will it be enough?

The killing of a politician's daughter has refocused a spotlight on gender based violence in Pakistan. Is change finally on the horizon?


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