I Have a Colour!

By E. Guimbang I have a Colour! I am speaking this like Martin Luther King spoke of his Dream. Why? Because recently, some of my white friends have taken to expressing their affection for me by telling me that they do not see, mind or care about my colour. In the light of the BlackContinue reading “I Have a Colour!”

Finding Safe Spaces as a Third Culture Kid

by Rafia de Gama I grew up as a third culture child across the world, from Europe to Asia to Africa. My parents, who came from different countries but similar ethnicities, consistently insisted we focus on what we share with others. This was a mantra in the house, from my mother who was South Asian-UgandanContinue reading “Finding Safe Spaces as a Third Culture Kid”

The Elephant in The Room

By Gillian Shackleton My mother has a vivid memory of me at 14 years old. I arrived home from school one day and announced to my parents that children have rights.  I told them that they were wrong for having smacked me when I was younger.  We must have been learning about children’s rights atContinue reading “The Elephant in The Room”

3 Reasons Why Strong, Black Women are Perceived to be Scary

by Estelle Baroung Hughes ‘It is very hard to survive as a woman of colour in this world, and I remember saying once that if I stopped to feel, really feel, the pain of the racism I encountered, I would start screaming and I would never stop.’ Ijeoma Oluo – So you want to talk aboutContinue reading “3 Reasons Why Strong, Black Women are Perceived to be Scary”

What Will Be In Your Time Capsule?

By Deborah Lashley-Johnson My daughters have been writing letters to their future selves.  A fun activity that they can do online while passing the time at home.  Aside from the simple “what did you do the past year” questions, some of the boilerplate questions are quite profound: –What lessons have I learned up until this point? –Tell your futureContinue reading “What Will Be In Your Time Capsule?”

I Will Never Understand, But I Will Stand

By MC Two years ago my Black daughter had to think about what topic she wanted to work on for her Year 6 (Y6) exhibition. Very exciting times for her as she approached the ultimate project that her years in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) were leading her to. Finally, she was leaving behind PYPContinue reading “I Will Never Understand, But I Will Stand”