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July 25, 2017
Jessica Williams
25
Jul

BAME actress Jessica Williams opens up about intersectional feminism: “My skin is valid”

Actress Jessica Williams has spoken out about internalising white beauty standards and becoming a feminist. The BAME comedian and actress, currently touring to promote her Netflix film The Incredible Jessica James, spoke with Allure about the biases prevalent in the media today. In the interview, Williams discussed how studying feminism helped her to love her...
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25
Jul

“I’m overlooked for being a woman” says Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright

The screenwriter for BBC’s Happy Valley, Sally Wainwright, has spoken out about gender discrimination in the TV industry. Wainwright, the creator of Happy Valley, one of the most-acclaimed UK programmes broadcast last year, also wrote Last Tango in Halifax and was a scriptwriter on Coronation Street. She told Radio Times the atmosphere on Coronation Street,...
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25
Jul

Most people are likely to develop a mental illness, study finds

Researchers have found that the majority of people will develop a mental disorder at some point in their lives. In a study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, participants in New Zealand were monitored from birth to middle-age. The researchers checked in with the participants throughout the years to deduce whether they had developed...
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African Science Academy for Girls 2017 featured
25
Jul

The African Science Academy | Re-inventing Africa, one girl at a time

  The African Science Academy (ASA) is Africa’s leading girls only science and math school. Based in Ghana, ASA takes amazing young women, from less advantaged backgrounds, who are passionate about science and technology from all across Africa on full scholarships. For the 2016/17 academic year, 24 students came from Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Togo, Ethiopia and Uganda. The...
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graphic design
25
Jul

How to break into a career in graphic design

When I arrived in London from Texas as a young graduate, I was trying to land a much sought after role in the creative sector in one of the most competitive markets in the world with no experience to speak of! I quickly discovered that if I wanted to set myself apart from all the...
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