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A collection of blogs written by the Girls in Limbo family.

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Time To Talk About It: Racism At University

Every year, over 2.5 million students attend universities across the United Kingdom, with Black and ethnic minority students accounting for half a million of the total. A place where students from all backgrounds come to learn and have fun, but where recent surges in racially abusive behaviour from staff and students are becoming a subject […]

 Time to Talk about it: Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

 Cultural Appropriation Vs Cultural Appreciation has been a long-debated topic and a controversial one at that however, understanding the difference between both concepts is key. To begin, let us differentiate the two: cultural appreciation is when someone seeks to understand and learn about another culture in order to widen their perspective and connect with other […]

Time To Talk About It: The Black Self-Identity In Crisis

Anti- blackness is a social construct recognised as a collective consciousness of racial prejudice against black individuals. It elevates in complexity when discussing racialised groups as it becomes unorthodox to assume that this conception is significant in forming the black identity. As stated by Richard L Allen anti-blackness can create ‘a web of anti-self-images, generating […]

Time to Talk About It: Women victims is there a double standard ?

The name Sarah Everard sent shockwaves around the UK as her horrific death at the hands of Met Police Officer Wayne Couzens was uncovered in March 2021. This started important conversations about the safety of women and has led to a #ReclaimTheStreets Movement. Women of all colours spoke up about their own stories of sexual […]

Time To Talk About It : Black British Writing

The likes of Bernadine Evaristo, Malorie Blackman and Alex Wheatle have made massive contributions to a collective consciousness that defines modern Black British literature and amplifies the Black voice. It is remarkable how many novels by Black British writers have caught the attention of the UK’s mainstream audience in recent times. Black British authors are […]

Cultural Capital: a means of enabling a culture of whiteness

Ofsted defines the term Cultural Capital as: “the essential knowledge that children need to be educated citizens” (McTavish, 2019) While it is intended to close the deprivation gap, I think we need to confront and challenge this term due to its myopic and classist connotations. As a teacher, Cultural Capital has always been problematic for […]

The storm that will affect my results, for better or for worse

COVID-19. The raging fire that swiftly caused the world to come to a staggering halt. It’s something which had an impact on every area of society, including education. It caused a sudden pause into teaching and impacted many students across the nation. The feeling of elation when discovering that we didn’t have to drag ourselves […]

Black Women and Leadership: a fight against misogynoir

‘The most disrespected person in America is the black woman’ (Malcolm X) As a woman of African Caribbean descent and a middle leader in education, the conversations surrounding institutional racism and representation were particularly at the forefront of my personal experiences and encounters with racism. This work became even more topical and pressing due to […]

Malorie Blackman Collection

A collection of articles about the inspirational Malorie Blackman. As well as being one of our Co-Founders favourite authors, Malorie Blackman OBE is regarded as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. To read more about her life and accomplishments, have a read through these articles: Discover Malorie Blackman’s books, journal […]

Do BAME millennials have less stable work prospects?

A thought provoking article on ethnic minorities in the UK workforce by Caroline Davis. The writer discusses the facts surrounding whether BAME millennials are at a greater risk of being in unstable employment than their white counterparts. Read the full article from The Guardian here.

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