African Diaspora

My life with borderline personality disorder

Compassion and empathy really lacked for me in that environment (boarding school), and so to have someone that said to me: "Don't worry about school. It is not about the grades, focus on your health." That was the first time I felt heard

Michaela Coel and the path to Wakanda forever

Michaela Coel doesn’t like to sit still; she’s a self-​described mover, the type to run a half-​marathon in the middle of the night for fun. So I’m not all that surprised when the 35-year-old actor-writer-​director suggests meeting for a

I can change the way Black women are seen – Viola Davis

Viola Davis is tired. I know because she has told me – “Let me just be honest, I’m tired,” she says at one point, with all the heartfelt emphasis of those Academy Award-winning eyes – but I also know because I’ve seen her latest film, and

Tamara Walcott: Powerlifting saved me from myself

Tamara Walcott can still remember the first time she set foot in a powerlifting gym: the chalked hands, the strapped wrists, the yells and screams as lifters heaved weights off the floor. As she took in the scene, Walcott's competitive

If I’m not Omar any more, who am I?

After leaving school, against the wishes of his family, Michael K Williams began working as a backup dancer and model, working with 90s cultural icons including Madonna and David LaChapelle. His film debut came in Bullet (1996) opposite