Black Women, Let’s Talk About Our Breasts | Black Ballad

Two years ago, I found a lump in my breast. I was moisturising, enjoying one of those blissful moments of self-care where it is just you, your skin and a tub of shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil blend when the discovery sent a chill down my spine. "I’m only 21," I thought to myself. [...]

The New Face Of STEM: The African Science Academy | Black Ballad

The African Science Academy (ASA) is Africa’s first maths, science and technology academy for girls. We spoke with three students at the academy, whose outstanding essays won them a trip to London. What a scientist looks like “If someone said scientist to me, I would think of someone who is working with chemicals or trying to build [...]

Meet The Woman Behind The First Patois Speaking Doll | Black Ballad

As I interview Saffron, we are interrupted by sounds of musical toys, clanging and screeches from Billie-Rae, the 16-month-old demanding her mother’s attention. I laugh and wave hello at the little girl that inspired the creation of Toya, the world’s first Jamaican Patois speaking doll.   Read article here: Meet The Woman Behind The First [...]

Everyone should have the right to healthcare, including migrants and refugees | Consented

From the start of their journey until their destination, accessing healthcare remains a challenge for asylum seekers and refugees. Read article here: Everyone should have the right to healthcare, including migrants and refugees | Consented

When you feel like you’re not good enough to be in the room | Dream Nation

Maya Angelou, one of the most accomplished poets of our time, once said “each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad, the challenge is so great. I have written eleven books, but each time I think, ‘uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody and [...]

SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: THE STORY OF ONE MISSHAPEN CELL | London Doctors Clinic

Read article here: SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: THE STORY OF ONE MISSHAPEN CELL | London Doctors Clinic Content: What is sickle cell disorder? Who gets sickle cell disorders? Inheriting sickle cell disorders Sickle cell diagnosis Managing sickle cell disorders