World Diabetes Day: Self-compassion, physical activity and gestational diabetes 

When I tell people that I am studying gestational diabetes as part of my PhD, I mostly receive a blank stare or a vague “oh, that’s interesting…” in return. As a disease of pregnancy, gestational diabetes doesn’t affect half of the population and for those it does impact, it usually goes away …

Research Reflection Inspired by World Vegan Day

Regardless if  you are vegan or not,  you may have already considered  how  your  diet influences the planet and all the  organisms living  on it—especially now,  when we are faced with environmental disasters and persistent news about animal cruelty. However, the discourse about veganism is complex. As a researcher in the field of eating disorders, I …

Mental Health Day: It’s everyone’s business!

Last Saturday, on 10th October, we commemorated ‘World Mental Health Day’! World Mental Health Day is the international day to acknowledging the importance of mental health, and the theme for this year was ‘mental health for all’. This day aims to raise awareness and fight stigma and discrimination associated with mental health …

Racial Inequality in Research and Academia

 These are unprecedented times being experienced the world over. Seemingly everything is coming to an accelerated standstill. The world is experiencing upheavals of varying complexities—upheavals to remove archaic structures and to shake up antiquated norms. The rose–colored lens with which we view the outside realms of affairs are broadening largely …

Melanin

 

I

Daughter of a

Black

Man and a

White

Woman

 

AM

I a colour you

Understand

Do I fit your

Criteria

Brown sample swatch

 

A

History of

Resilience

Runs through my

Veins

Cries for justice

 

BLACK

Is my skin my

Heritage

My beaten

Brow

And thickened skin

 

WOMAN

Of colour

Threatened

By both violence and

Complacency

Can you help me

 

AND

I have a

Voice

But ours is

Louder

When we bleed as one

 

I

Am not better

Injustice

Affects us all

So

Please don’t shoot me

 

WILL

You recognize my

Pain

My skin colour should not

Stop

Me from breathing

 

PERSIST

Rather than perpetuate

Defend

Rather than deny

Together

We demand change

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER