A Sailor Cruising Through Failure

Featured Illustration: Vero Romero “Thank you for submitting to ‘X’. After careful consideration, it was not chosen for publication. This does not reflect the quality of our work.” “Thank you for applying for our research position, but we cannot offer you a position at the moment.” More often than I would have liked, I had…

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Between the World and Me: A book by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Featured Image: The Atlantic Have you ever felt fearful of your body growing up? Have you ever felt unsettled with your own identity? Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates talks about the apprehensive state in which he grew up in his book, Between the World and Me. He confides all his intimate concerns, worries and agitations to his…

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Colourism and Racism from the Perspective of a South-Asian

Featured Artwork: Ojo Agi Lupita Nyong’o once famously said, “Colourism is the daughter of racism.” Why is it relevant, you ask? Being a South-Asian brown girl living in a third-world country, colourism is something I have faced for most of my life. “You have a dirty skin-‘moyla’” is what they call it in Bangla. “You…

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