Is Body Neutrality the New Body Positivity?

The body positivity movement encourages women, of all different sizes, shapes and colours to love their bodies. The movement inspires women to practice self-love – undeterred by body shaming and all the harmful, unattainable and unrealistic expectations and standards of beauty placed upon women in this looks-obsessed world that we live in. It also teaches women that they are…

Indians in Hollywood: The Diversity Dilemma

Now more than ever before, the West is seeing the rise of Indians and people of Indian heritage in Hollywood, and it’s glorious. Lately, the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Dev Patel, Lilly Singh, Mindy Kaling and Aziz Ansari have been taking the entertainment industry by storm. Back in 2012, Mindy Kaling paved the way for Indians on television, being the first […]

I Wear My War Paint For Me

Words: Jessica Sheridan I’m going to discuss something very important to me: make-up. I can already hear you sighing. I can see you rolling your eyes or cocking a (perfectly sculpted) eyebrow because make-up isn’t that important. And you’re right; I guess it’s not that important. But make-up culture helps demonstrate something more important than…

How to not be insensitive this Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! And because I love dressing up and getting candy free of charge, I am very excited. Even though I’m not American (and not a kid anymore) I still love seeing all the spooky decorations and getting my outfit ready; costume parties are my jam. Halloween goes hand-in-hand with dressing…

Reverse Racism and Reverse Sexism: A Closer Look

Throughout history through to present day, we’ve seen the systematic and institutionalised oppression of racial and ethnic minorities, women, indigenous peoples as well as many other vulnerable groups. From the dark history of Western colonialism or invasion of foreign lands. To black slavery. To the White Australia Policy. To the Stolen Generation. To the lack of…