Bend It Like Beckham is a low bar to set for brown diasporic pop culture

Bend It Like Beckham is a low bar to set for brown diasporic pop culture

Shailee writes about how 15 years after its release, all she sees in the film is pacifism and misogyny. Continue reading

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The DGAF Glasses

The DGAF Glasses

Illustrated by Maia Grecco. I wanted to look like Michael Caine when I picked out my first pair of glasses. They were a thick bookish pair that reminded me of his effortless cool in The Ipcress File. He played a dour and cerebral spy, the alternative to James Bond, and his glasses matched with his … Continue reading

Genes

Genes

Everywhere I go, if ever I meet one of my mother’s friends, I get the same thing. It’s usually some kind of derivative of “Wow! Do you ever look like your mom!” or “You’re just like a little Donna!” or “The resemblance is uncanny”. It’s never bothered me – I have grown used to it … Continue reading