Podcasts

Podcast: Tols x Jendella – #MessyInPrivate

This month we have an extra long episode because we covered a loooot: + Black British YouTube: the beef, the shade, the interracial relationships… + why we want to be sold dreams + how to stay messy in private + Twitter thuggery + DO…

Writing

Your Down Ass Bitch: On Loyalty and Expectation

It was August 2015 and ‘Where Are Ü Now’, Justin Bieber’s collaboration with Diplo and Skrillex, was one of the tracks proclaimed to be the sound of the summer by commercial radio. “See, I gave you faith, turned your doubt into hoping Now I’m…

© Jendella
Writing You're Doing It Wrong

Feminist Love Will Save Men Too

“I hear or see complaints made by men about the nature of relationships and the sexual dynamics they find themselves in, and so often I want to tell them that “females” aren’t the problem, it’s patriarchy. But nine out of ten times the man…

Writing You're Doing It Wrong

The Unbearable Whiteness of History

“If your history lessons at school reflect the monochromatic displays in our National Galleries, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Great Britain was made “Great” by the simple virtues of visionary white men. But, wait! Actually, that’s exactly what our history lessons taught us.”…

Faith Writing

A Personal History of Personal Demons

Depression is a chronic illness, like diabetes or asthma. You have conquered it only when you’ve learned to manage it. I manage it by being vigilant, by watching the ebb and flow of my mood. I observe myself like a seismologist pouring over a…

Writing You're Doing It Wrong

In Conversation with Sharon Dodua Otoo

Photograph by Ralf Steinberger “‘Parenting is the single most important thing I do.’ This statement is the third sentence in the biography of Berlin-based activist and award-winning writer Sharon Dodua Otoo and it leapt out at me. Somewhere deep down I feel similarly, but…