A reader asks whether the hairstyle she wants to wear would be cultural appropriation. Emma has some advice.
The painter’s work depicts his family life: playing FIFA on Xbox, falling asleep in front of the TV, and tying his shoes without help from the father he’s never met, who is the reason people often ask him where he’s from.
Michelle Boyle’s show “Outside the Urban” is on at Axis Ballymun until 24 August.
“How can immigrants, or the children of immigrants, be against immigration? Do they not see the utter hypocrisy of it?” a reader asks. Chinedum offers some answers.
Skein Press want “new, fresh thought-provoking writing”, says Gráinne Shanley O’Toole, one of the founders. They just launched their first book.
A reader says he “melts” at the sight of “a pretty black girl on the street or in the office” and asks, “What should I do?”
Advice columnist Emma Dabiri responds to one immigrant reader who asks if it would be weird if they started using Dublin slang, and another wondering about the best way to show solidarity online.
When women of African descent refuse to wear their hair natural, is it self-hate or just fashion? a reader asks. Emma has answers.
“This insistence that you must be from elsewhere is deeply disorientating, and can leave you feeling extremely lost and anchorless – at least that’s how I felt,” writes Emma Dabiri, in response to a reader.
A reader says she thinks that young people of African descent in Ireland should know more about their shared Pan-African heritage. What’s the path to that? she asks. Emma has advice.