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Indian matchmaking // what happens after I do?

In the dystopian past of the national lockdown I, like many others, spent an unreasonable amount of time binging Netflix series trying to pass the long days in confinement. One of the most interesting and cringe-worthy shows I found myself unable to pause was Indian Matchmaking, a docu-reality series that follows Seema Taparia, better known…

Justice for George Floyd | Black Lives still matter

The tragic passing of George Floyd at the hands (or rather knee) of American police was a moment that brought international attention and served as a pinnacle of the Black Lives Matter movement. The trial against officer Derek Chauvin who is responsible for placing his knee on Floyd’s neck, restricting his breathing began on 29…

Seaspiracy’s failures and covert racism 

Netflix’s documentary Seaspiracy looks at marine life sustainability issues and the environmental impact of industrial fishing. Released at the end of March the documentary received global success with it being amongst Netflix’s top 10 most viewed in many countries. The film was produced by Kip Andersen, who is also behind vegan documentaries Cowspiracy and What…

The Kardashians finally get real

In a Good Morning Vogue segment, titled At Home With Kim Kardashian – The End of An Era, Vogue contributing editor Jonathan van Meter refers to Kim Kardashian as “one of the authors of social media”. This is virtually undeniable, Kim Kardashian and her sisters have a combined following of over 700 million and that’s…

Stop Using Black People for Clout 

TikTok star Addison Rae has recently made her way into headlines due to her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Rae appeared in a segment in which she performed TikTok dances that were created by other TikTok creators, most of whom are people of colour, without crediting them during the show. This lack…