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I write about my learnings and experience regarding race, female empowerment, representation and leadership.

RACE AND CASTE

When we talk about ‘race’ we actually mean taught social rules and stereotypes linked to physical features. Not physical features only.

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RACISM IN THE NETHERLANDS

Are cultural traditions more important than dismantling harmful racist practices and symbols?

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RACE AND FEMINISM

Not all women are white and not all Black people are men.

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Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash


RACE AND STORYTELLING

Magical Negroes only purpose is to help and assist the White hero

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Mekhi Pfiffer (left) plays Future in ‘8 Mile (2002)’. He is called an ‘Uncle Tom’ by Eminem (B. Rabbit) in the movie.


It’s more than hair and beauty, it’s about identity


THE BLACK FEMALE TROPE VOL. III

This article is the third, and last, in the series of ‘The Black Female Trope’. In this series, I reflect on the three stereotypes Black women have historically been reduced to: Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire. The series is inspired by the research of Melissa V. Harris-Perry and her book Sister Citizen. Find the first article here, and the second one here.


THE BLACK FEMALE TROPE VOL. II

This article is the second in the series of ‘The Black Female Trope’. In this series, I reflect on the three stereotypes Black women have historically been reduced to: Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire. The series is inspired by the research of Melissa V. Harris-Perry and her book Sister Citizen. Find the first article here.


THE BLACK FEMALE TROPE VOL. I

This article is the first one of ‘The Black Female Trope’ series. In this series, I reflect on the three stereotypes Black women have historically been reduced to: Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire. The series is inspired by the research of Melissa V. Harris-Perry and her book Sister Citizen.


There’s more racism in marketing and branding than you thought there was.


RACISM IN THE NETHERLANDS

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Since the seventeenth century, Dutch artists and advertisers have displayed black people as exotic and used them to promote products such as tobacco, coffee, and tea. Taken from the book Black in Rembrandt times

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