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Black And South Asian Women Wait Two Months Longer To Land First Job

Black and South Asian women in the UK take at least two months longer than their white colleagues to secure their first job after leaving education, research from Totaljobs has revealed.After finishing education, it takes Black women, on average, 5.1 months to secure their first role, and South Asian women 4.9 months. This is in comparison to 3.4 months for white men and 2.8 months for white women, new research found. The new […]

today23 June 2022


Side Character Summer Is The One Vibe We Can Get On Board With

Be more EmilyHot girl summer, feral girl summer, main character energy – these cute monikers sound fun, and exciting...and exhausting. Yes, we should embrace being our best selves and our natural selves, and the star of our own stories, but you know what? It’s also nice to just do nothing and be nothing. Which is why we welcome side character summer - a season of acting like the nonchalant friend who only […]

today22 June 2022


Deaf People Can Finally Access 999 Calls And It’s About Time

You can now use a video app to contact 999. We don’t know why it’s taken so long, but deaf people will now have access to 999 emergency services.Previously, you could only make audial calls for the police and ambulance or fire brigade, but today a new BSL-friendly new service is being launched.People will be able to download and use an app to communicate to a BSL interpreter who will then […]

today17 June 2022


Conversations About Abortion Are Missing Trans And Non Binary Voices

This article is part of a larger series titled The End Of Roe. Head here to read more.Three years ago, Jack Meraxes had an abortion after being sexually assaulted. Despite the circumstances, Meraxes, who is a trans man, initially wanted to keep the baby. “I wanted to keep the pregnancy, which is something I want to be really clear on,” Meraxes told HuffPost. “The ultimate decision to have an abortion because of a lack of […]

today17 June 2022 1


In Rural Britain, Pride Events Are Being Forced To Fold

It was in 2017 when Leonora Wassell, now a retired minister, set up Harrogate’s Pride in Diversity along with a couple of friends, in part a response to the 2016 Orlando shooting, when 49 people were murdered in gay nightclub Pulse in Florida. “The young people who were murdered at Orlando was the catalyst for me,” explains Wassell over the phone.Their first event was a success: “We were so surprised, […]

today12 June 2022


Black Women Are Getting Tired Of Wearing Wigs. Here’s Why

"What we’ve noticed is Black women having less attachment to a particular style," says the co-founders of Roka Hair.“Taking pictures, make sure you can’t see no lace, that wig secure like the money in a safe.” So goes the Chloe x Halle song, Do It.And those lyrics signify just how normalised wig-wearing is for Black women. Growing up it was normal to see your mum, aunts and even grandmas wearing one.But […]

today2 June 2022


Love Island’s First Deaf Contestant Is Already Getting All The Love

Meet Natasha Ghouri, Love Island's first deaf contestant.Love Island, in all its bikini-clad, “can I pull you for chat?, cheesy one-liner glory is back on our screens next month.And details of the contestants are dropping in.But one Islander has already got everyone’s attention – Natasha Ghouri, the villa’s first ever deaf contestant.Series 8 will see Ghouri head to the Majorcan villa in a bid to find love and, in her words, […]

today30 May 2022


When Unmarried South Asian Women Move Out: ‘It’s Like You’re Exiled’

In most cultures, you’re a fully-fledged adult at 18. You’re expected to look after yourself, pay your own way and, crucially, move out of home. But it’s doesn’t play out like that in all families.  In South Asian communities, at 18 you’re still very much likely to be living with your parents. This only changes once you’re getting married or, in some situations, if you need to move for work or distant […]

today28 May 2022


The Reason Why Some Of Us Love Oversharing On Social Media (And Others Really Don’t)

Are you a social media sharer? You’re wearing a fire outfit, enjoying brunch with the girlies. You need that boomerang shot of the mimosa for the Insta (duh).Many of us are prone to sharing everyday snippets (read: highlights) of our lives on social media, showing a curated audience our quirks, realities, and individualities. Some even share more intimate details. But while some of us are snapping away hands to take that foodie […]

today27 May 2022