Tag Archives: black and brown

A 'Stop Racism' poster illustrating the difference between standard dolls and the offensive 'Gollywog' dolls

Are Gollywogs really so racist?

In the past few years there have been several stories circulating in the media about Gollywogs being sold in shops, and reports of Gollywogs being prized collectibles.  One article described the reactions of a couple in Yorkshire simply ‘looking to buy jam’ and instead coming across Gollywogs for sale in a shop. The couple where […]

‘WHEN’ do I belong?

Author: Zainab Houghton I wrote a little article a while ago, celebrating my religion and culture in Cumbria. It was very much an informative piece, which, to my surprise reached a large number of people on social media. Many of the comments and responses back were positive and supportive, but as you can imagine, topics […]

Black and Brown Faces in Outdoor Spaces: Insta Takeover

The UK outdoors has a diversity problem. Being outdoors improves mental and physical wellbeing and for some can help connections to faith and spirituality. For too long though Black and Brown people in these spaces have been underrepresented, underpromoted and undersupported. Many people are taking upon themselves to change this narrative and these brilliant individuals […]