Dismembered: Exclusion And Colourism, Being British South Asian

Last Saturday morning, the 4th May, I had an encounter that disturbed me profoundly. The previous evening, I had seen a post from a page I follow, via an Instagram story, showing details of a new, inclusive, sex and body-positive page aimed at women of South Asian heritage. I felt really excited by this news-… Continue reading Dismembered: Exclusion And Colourism, Being British South Asian

Britishness, Race And Identity: Let’s Talk

This is the face of a third-generation British Indian. This is MY face. My full name is Ciona Bhachu Nankervis. My forename was picked out of a magazine by my aunt in 1989, the origin of which still mystifies me, my now middle name is my maiden name, the only nominal indicator of my Punjabi… Continue reading Britishness, Race And Identity: Let’s Talk

The Body Hair Issue: Conflict And Judgement In Physical Appearance

Hair! Hair! Everywhere!!! We all have it, regardless of gender or sexual orientation or the multitudinous ways in which we choose to categorise each other as humans. Unless, of course, there is a medical reason behind why you don't have it, the majority of human beings will have lived and died with its imminent growth… Continue reading The Body Hair Issue: Conflict And Judgement In Physical Appearance