From April, 2020

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Fashion Revolution Week: Reflections on consumerism in the midst of a crisis

Words by Rosily Roberts Fashion Revolution Week happens every year in the week surrounding the 24th of April, the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, when a factory making fast fashion in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,138 people and injuring over 2,000 more. It was the fourth largest industrial disaster in history, and the vast…

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Working Women: Five minutes with Nyayo magazine’s editor

As part of our Working Women series, we spoke to the editor of Nyayo magazine, Gemma D’Souza. Gemma provides the perfect paradigm of young female success, and her story is all the more heartening after hearing about the sexism she’s overcome to establish herself. The word ‘Nyayo’ in Swahili directly translates to footprints. Gemma’s magazine…

A month in review: Zami by Audre Lorde

Words by Alex Newell Audre Lorde is self-described as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” and her writing powerfully reflects the intersections of her own identity. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name chronicles Lorde’s evolution from child to adult, heteronormative to queer, and from new partners to familiar heartbreak. Lorde masterfully invites you into…