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What does racialization mean?

The killing of George Floyd hit the headlines internationally and brings more ‘visibility’ to topics as police brutality, structural racism, systemic racism. But racialization is much less addressed and remains under the academic loop. However, racialization structures our society and impacts all of us during our lifetime. If you wonder what does racialization mean and…

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7 Asian Feminists Pioneers You Should Know

Do you know any Asian descent feminists? Probably activists of our time, but what about the pioneers of feminist movements in Asia? Maria Lorena Barros She is remembered as a charismatic leader, a talented poet and writer, and a feminist icon. Maria Lorena was born on the 24th March of 1948 in Baguio, a Filipino…

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African Women Activists & Decolonization in the 20th Century

Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Haile Selassie, Samory Touré, names of African decolonization's leading figures you might know. We often value the African activists who get involved in their country's liberation. What about African women? The involvement of African women activists in the anti-colonial struggle remains underestimated, less discussed but no less importantly. African women activists…

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Tricia Morrison, From Educator to Writer

Tricia Morrison is a Jamaican, trained teacher who has been working as an educator for over ten years. She has an MA in childhood studies and children’s rights from the Free University Berlin. Skills in reading, proofreading, and writing have been practised and gained throughout her academic and professional career. Tricia Morrison currently works as…

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Being Homosexual, Transgender, Non-Binary and French-Algerian

Disclaimer : Pronouns their/them/they are used, as Ïko, the person interviewed, is a non-binary person. They define theirself as homosexual. No transphobic, racist, anti-muslim, lesbophobic, homophobic comments or any kind of insult will be accepted. ‘I wish my sister was a slut rather than a lesbian’. Such are the hurtful words Ïko heard when their…

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Shahidah Foster, The Creator of Black Girls Learn Languages

As a multilingual black woman who longed for a community of language learners thatlooked like me, I decided to start Black Girls Learn Languages, a multiplatform digitalcommunity for black women who are passionate about language. I created this platform toinspire, encourage and motivate black language learners by providing a space for us [blackwomen], sharing useful…

The Gender Binary Rejection and The Meaning Of Being Non-Binary

Have you ever wonder if you are non-binary? Girl/boy, women/man, isn't it an arbitrary dichotomy? Was there a period where you questioned either of those female and male gender identities? Many questions you might not have the answers to. The heteronormative beliefs and ideas are lately challenged by multiple non-binary identities. Contrary to popular belief, for centuries western…

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Coronavirus, anti-Asian racism and sinophobia

Coronavirus outbreak spreads fears and anxiety around the world and the constant exposure to the news has triggered an infodemic. More than 35 000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed and 724 people have died. There is a great concern, so great that racist incidents have multiplied across several countries. Anti-Asian racism and sinophobia are…

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To be white at all costs: skin whitening in India

‘You would be so much beautiful if you were fair-skinned, here take this’. How many have heard this comment? Skin whitening is an established social practice in India and in many other countries and starts at an early age. Skin bleaching is more than a phenomenon, it's an inherited trauma from the post-colonial period. Skin whitening…

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TY NICOLE and her passion for entrepreneurship

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship? You are not the only ones. A few months ago, I met Ty Nicole in Madrid, a North American entrepreneur, who changed her career to devote to her passion: entrepreneurship. During my stay in Madrid, I had already met an entrepreneur, Cassandra Le, who heads the "The Quirky Pineapple Studio".…