Monday, November 07, 2016
Very proud of the brand new podcast Dipsaus by Anousha Nzume, Ebissé Rouw and Mariam El Maslouhi - all women of colour living in The Netherlands and using this platform to discuss issues pertaining to society, politics and culture in the multicultural Dutch context with a dash of humour and crankiness!
Anousha is of Russian-Cameroonian parentage and is a writer, actress and an activist for media inclusivity. Ebissé is one of my favourite people on the planet (!!!) she is Ethiopian and moved to The Netherlands in her early teens. She is a commissioning editor of non-fiction books at Amsterdam University Press. Mariam is Moroccan-Dutch and is passionate about ending racism and bullying at schools. Almost a high school drop out, she is now a certified psychologist.
Dipsaus, presented in Dutch (with snippets in English), is a bi-weekly podcast by and for women of colour interested in another sound. Interested? Check it out!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The child’s mother was careless. It was like that in some other families too. She’d seen it before; how young mothers, educated, loving even, left their youngest children in the care of even younger, less educated and careless household helpers. Yes, mother’s helpers, that’s what they were calling them. But honestly, the child was emotionally neglected. Pretty. Clean. But scolded, ordered not to do this or touch that and, “Oh, now look at what you’ve done!” She took out her phone and swiped through her feed. She already knew she’d be seeing something that would upset her. But it was morning and still too early for regret.