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Colourism and Internalised Racism: My Experience As a Second-Gen British Sri-Lankan

Colourism and Internalised-Racism: My Experience as a Second-Gen British Sri Lankan Article by Nadika GunatungaIllustration by Sarah Fay If you met me now, you would never know I spent more than half my life struggling with the way I feel about my skin colour and identity. It took me years of therapy and practising self …

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Fashion Kills: Consumerism And Fast Fashion In An Instagram Age

Fashion Kills: Consumerism And Fast Fashion In An Instagram Age By Serena HaththotuwaIllustration by Sarah Fay If you’re anything like me, then you’re someone who loves fashion. I often scoff at intellectuals who claim fashion is vapid and irrelevant. Rather, I view high-fashion as pieces of art, and clothes as historical artefacts, artefacts that have …

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The History of Sexuality: LGBT+ Rights in 21st Century Netherlands

The History Of Sexuality : LGBT Rights in 21st Century Netherlands Article by By Sarah FayIllustration by Sarah Fay 1 April 2001 marked one of the most important milestones in LGBT+ rights history, with the Netherlands becoming the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. As the clocks struck midnight in Amsterdam the then …

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