Life and healing

I find it surprisingly hard to write about myself, to tell others about my life, even though I am a storyteller.

A black woman is shown in low lighting, her face and upper body a shadow. She looks off to the side, away from the camera.
A black woman is shown in low lighting, her face and upper body a shadow. She looks off to the side, away from the camera.
Photo by Jessica Felicio on Unsplash


Life with COVID-19

It has been nearly a year of crisis and we are all exhausted, so let’s stop pretending.

Line at a Covid testing centre
Line at a Covid testing centre
Photo by Jakayla Toney on Unsplash


The ‘Perfect Rape Victim’ Myth

During the #MeToo movement, started by Tarana Burke, the set of rules for survivors of sexual harassment couldn’t be clearer. Unfortunately, as is often the case in Western societies, black women struggle significantly to meet these rules society creates for acceptance.

Photo by Mateus Souza from Pexels
  1. They need to realise that they were assaulted immediately and head straight to the police. Otherwise, why bring it up…


Healing yourself

“Call the police you think they’ll believe? A nigger or me?”

A Person holds a sign reading “racism is a virus”. They are wearing a black hoodie and look to be attending a protest.
A Person holds a sign reading “racism is a virus”. They are wearing a black hoodie and look to be attending a protest.
Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash

Hello Liam, I doubt you were expecting to hear from me.


Rape culture

Minaj and Petty have been attempting to use their power and wealth to silence Jennifer, a form of abuse that rape victims often face

Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj attend Church On Sundays Hosted By Nicki Minaj And Phil The Mayor And DJ Clues Birthday Party at The Argyle on Feb. 8, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif.
Kenneth Petty and Nicki Minaj attend Church On Sundays Hosted By Nicki Minaj And Phil The Mayor And DJ Clues Birthday Party at The Argyle on Feb. 8, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif.
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Racism

An article I cannot believe I have to write.

Photo courtesy of the BBC


Rape Culture.

It is beyond time for Hollywood to retire these harmful stereotypes about male survivors.

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Anti-racism

No excuses! Time to get radicalised

Photo by Liam Edwards on Unsplash


Healthcare and Politics

An interview with Candice Starling

Photos of Candice at demonstrations taken by the RCG

Candice Starling is an activist and socialist who has written and given speeches on the failings of the British Government during the Covid-19 crisis.


Entertainment

Despite having the opportunity to discuss nuanced issues to do with race, gender and sexuality, Netflix’s show drops the ball entirely.

Promo imagery for Behind Her Eyes provided by BT

Luwa Adebanjo

A writer, actress and theatre-maker from the UK. Self-Published author and Editor-in-Chief for @shout-out-loud. More info: linktr.ee/LuwaAdebanjo

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