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I’m tired of your performative allyship

Allyship has been lately, extremely performative. The Black Lives Matter movement, racism, police brutality gained huge attention and interest in the last weeks. Would I see it as genuine interest? Not sure.  Many companies took a stance openly on Black Lives Matter tinged with hypocrisy and self-interest. Most of the online caption of companies are…

I’m tired of your performative allyship
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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…

What does racialization mean?
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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…

7 Asian Feminists Pioneers You Should Know

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…

African Women Activists & Decolonization in the 20th Century

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…

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

Coronavirus, anti-Asian racism and sinophobia
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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…

To be white at all costs: skin whitening in India

From Fashion Design To Alternative Education & Activism In Berlin

Activism, a path not made for everyone but one which can change the life of those who undertake it. Such is the case with Vicky Truong, who went from fashion designer to alternative education and now anti-racism and feminism activist. Discriminating experiences, personal development, and Asian activism in Berlin have driven her journey and helped…

From Fashion Design To Alternative Education & Activism In Berlin