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Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.
Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted humiliates and abuses them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.
But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?
‘Thank you for organising this. I thought black feminism was dead!’ wrote a young woman inanemail to me.
In 2006, I had organised a national seminar ‘Black feminism and postcolonial paradigms’ it was received positively. I found myself asking the question,‘Has black feminism as a collective movement now become obsolete?’But, why then I wondered, are we also witnessing a new generation of women of colour coming to political voice in no uncertain terms, especially through their use of social media?
The black British feminism that I was a part of in the 1970s and 1980s, had its roots in the postcolonial activism and the struggles of women migrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, who had come to live in the UK during the postwar recruitment drive for cheap migrant labour in the 1940s and 50s. Such transnational migration created whatAvtar Brahhas called new ‘diaspora spaces’, in which ‘individualand collective memories and practices collide and reassemble’, producing new ‘hybrid’ identities that draw upon an array of cultural reference points and histories.
There’s a new LGBT youth group starting up in St Helen’s, Merseyside.
It’s for 13-18 year-olds.
You can bring 18-18 year-old allies.
They meet every Tuesday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm
They’re planning activities including rock climbing, canoeing, cycling and walking, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and arts and crafts activities. They’ll also offer support – with trained staff always on hand discuss confidential issues.
To join, click here, scroll down, and contact the group.
Such a phenomenally racist statement, made with such nonchalance, in a piece about the failings of the NHS. Such a deeply wretched and despicable comment, suggesting the very notion of a stable mixed race family being even a possibility is ridiculous. It would be “a challenge” for the organisers of the Olympic opening ceremony to find a happy interracial couple? A ceremony taking place in EAST LONDON?
Hello all. I’m setting up a plus sized vintage shop called voluptuous vintage. I’m looking for plus sized models to help me get started! I’m based in Birmingham UK.I will be selling clothes from a 12 onwards. Not only will there be genuine vintage, there will also be modern day styled vintage with a twist, and cool things like vintage cameras, paintings, handmade goodies, typewriters, ornaments ect ect.
Best of all, I’ll be happy to ship overseas too!
I am a qualified photographer, so hopefully the snaps will be pretty good too ;)