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Month: July 2020

Why We Need to Decolonise the Medical Curriculum

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world has seemingly highlighted institutional failings of healthcare organisations to provide equal care to all people. Reports and articles have been published displaying the disproportionate rates of COVID-19 deaths in Black communities. According to the Office of National Statistics data, black men are 4.2 times more likely ...

What does being Black mean to you?

Growing up Black can sometimes feel like the world doesn’t understand you, doesn’t represent, nor stand by you. Being Black is something built in our culture, kindness and mindset and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being Black is inspiring. Being Black is beautiful. Being Black is artistry. – Miriam King Name: Miriam King ...

The Unconscious Racial Bias

Aidan Bungey – 23 and born and raised in South London to a white mother and black father. Now living in Bristol, Aidan is working in the Aerospace and Defence sector as an engineer after studying for a Masters in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool. An advocate for diversifying theatre and the arts ...

The Only One in the Room

Hi I’m Renée, I am 23 years old and I live in Manchester. I work as a secondary school teacher at an all-girls school teaching social science and humanities. I was so honoured when I was approached by Wedzera to write this think piece; I am a teacher but by no means a writer, nevertheless ...