Category: Inclusion & Diversity

Black in Academia. Whoa!

Ok, so firstly. Let me just say how absolutely bodacious it was to be in a room full of highly educated ambitious creative people who all look like me!

Rationale, v1

I think of my life in 2 parts – B.K and A.K – Before Kids and After Kids. Nothing has ever focused me as firmly as raising little people to go out in the world and thrive without me.

swirling blue, green, teal, turquoise and aquamarine colours looking like water churning under the surface

Race Blog 3 – The Room of Silence

Reflections after watching the video The Room of Silence.

textured reds, oranges, yellows showing raging flames

The Struggle is Real

The third and final Inclusive Teaching & Learning Practice lecture and they didn’t pull any punches.

Pink, green, turquoise and royal blue abstract with mixed meid elements like randomly cut iridescent and metallic shapes giving the overall feel of tropical lush vegetation

Inclusivity Intervention – The Presentation

It’s official. I am no longer on top of this blogging thing with regard to my PgCert. Today we were doing 3 minute presentations that were basically an update/pitch to tell the teaching team about our artefact and the inclusivity intervention we planned…

Cropped photo of a billboard at St Pancras in 2019 showing a black boy gazing longingly at the crown jewels

Am I paranoid or are you racist?

My head wasn’t right today. Still isn’t as I write this. Maybe they didn’t realise how this could be perceived…

black and white line drawing of an indian bride in full jewellery with sari slung over her head while the sun shines in stylized lines behind her

A Compilation of Teaching Techniques

Please note that this is an ongoing compilation of teaching techniques I have observed my teachers using on us during the Teaching & Learning and Inclusive Teaching & Learning Practices Units.

different coloured paper cutouts in the style of Matisse arranged like a Carnival costume's features with someone's eye peeping out from between

Hooks, Vilhauer, Essentialism, Experience & Play

I’ve been devouring Teaching to Transgress via audiobook then flitting to my hardcopy to apply post-it notes to the areas that interest me so much that not even an audio bookmark feels like enough.

shades of Red like a gradient sinking into almost brown on a heavily textured canvas with light splatters o yellow, orange and white over an abstract background

Considering Disability… the Actual Assignment

several ideas popped into my head to try with a class or in my artwork that would create more inclusivity, particularly for disabled persons.

Considering Disability… interrupted by FOFU

“I’ve never met anyone who lived outside of London? That concept is just crazy to me. Do you drive cars? Eat rice..? What’s it like?”