“Rip out my native tongue”: The violent effects of our racist cultural consciousness on the Asian community

Image Description: A woman wearing a mask being confronted by shadow figures  Back when I used to have Tinder, the most common greeting I received was: ‘Hi Jackie Chan.’ ‘OMG Jackie Chan.’ Or: ‘I’ve never had an Asian before. I’d like to try it.’ Whilst the former was a pathetic attempt at a joking association […]

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Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Interview and the Problems of Protocol

Image description: Buckingham Palace  Most hypothetical rulebooks of ‘appropriate’ royal behaviour probably don’t include sitting down with a chat-show host in a garden in California. However, Harry and Meghan have never represented the model image of traditional British monarchy. Their recent televised conversation with Oprah Winfrey – which touched on issues such as personal security, […]

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Eating Disorders: the epidemic in Oxford before COVID

Image description: a figure in a darkened room looking out of a window [CW: eating disorders, disordered eating, bulimia, anorexia, mental health difficulties] Many of our most precious memories, particularly at university, are the moments spent with friends. Feeling a sense of meaningful connection to others is so important to human quality of life. What […]

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Zoom in, Zoom out

Image description: the word “zoom” made up of black and white stripy lines. Both letter “o”s spell out “zoom in” and “zoom out” in capital letters. When my mother warned “If you keep looking at screens your eyes will go square”, I don’t think she was referring to online classes, but, nevertheless, I wonder if […]

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