Kah-Lo knows her brand identity. The Nigerian dance artist was up into the wee hours of the night before speaking to me, dying a wig her trademark shade of luminous green. It’s a brand that works well, as paired with her rainbow coloured outfits and shimmering round sunglasses, Kah-Lo stands out. As she says herself, “I ain’t no basic bitch”.
Punk doesn’t pay the rent, but to keep a roof over your head and vegan snacks in your belly, most of us have to take up some kind of daytime job—whether it’s filing papers in an office or washing shot glasses behind a bar. While the extra cash is always a bonus, dealing with your co-workers’ awkward attempts to connect with you through your band can occasionally make you question whether it was all worth it.
According to statistics black people are more likely to experience discrimination and misdiagnosis when accessing mental health services. The Mix finds out more about their experiences.
The patriarchy weaves a plethora of tall tales to keep its ego in check and the biggest of those is that women can’t stand each other. Even when we were pitted against each other by repugnant, morose men, we didn’t really want to tear each other’s eyes out.
We need to remember there is no one way to be a black girl and for Stephanie Phillips, a part of her black female identity means being a black feminist punk band
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How acts like Nekra and Sacred Paws are taking up space to give UK people of colour punk role models.
To get through the long, tiring days many swear by a quick disco nap in the middle of the day to boost their energy and keep them focused.
Coming out as trans to big groups of people can be hard, especially when you don't know how they will react and you have to spend most of your time with them. Read our guide to help you choose how and when is the right time for you.