Category: Musings

Marvel Studios Marvels us with Lessons on Equality and Diversity

Marvel Studios Marvels us with Lessons on Equality and Diversity

Movies are some of the biggest sources of entertainment today. From cinema visits to personalised Netflix content, films have remained the permanent fix in popular culture and entertainment. Every now and then, a movie comes along and goes beyond the realm of pop culture and entertainment. It stretches into mainstream public consciousness and becomes a cultural...

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

Economic Disadvantage: How the Green Economy Benefits the Privileged and Condemns the Poor

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the biggest economies in the world are the United States and China. Along with these two countries are other industrialised countries like Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. With trillions of dollars in GDP, these countries sit at the top of the world’s economic pyramids and along with...

I’m Breaking Up with Sustainable Fashion

I’m Breaking Up with Sustainable Fashion

It’s warm, diverse, and passionate – yet sometimes myopic, exclusionary, and pandering. Researching the supply chains, power dynamics, and western apathy that make global exploitation possible and profitable in the fashion industry helped me grow throughout my teens and early 20s into a more well-rounded political advocate, however, as I gather expertise in the particulars...

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Why Making Conscious Consumer Choices Shouldn’t Be a Substitute for Political Action

Editor’s note: This is the ‘Letter from the Editor’ from this week’s newsletter. We have decided to republish it here. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletters so you receive them directly in your inbox. Hey guys, The Australian election is just around the corner and I’ve got my head buried in political news, planning...

Dear America, Please Step Up and Do Your Fair Share of the Climate Change Heavy Lifting…

Dear America, Please Step Up and Do Your Fair Share of the Climate Change Heavy Lifting…

In November 2018, the second volume of the National Climate Assessment Report mandated by the US government and prepared by the American scientific community was released and was met with an equal dose of cheer and concern. The report was made very popular by the decision of the current US administration to “bury” the report...

Suicide Is Not the Answer

Suicide Is Not the Answer

Abuja, Nigeria: The first time I learnt of suicide, I was about five.  A man had committed suicide within my father’s jurisdiction and as the then presiding Magistrate; he had to sanction an official inquiry into the cause of death. He reviewed the pictures in his library at home and later that night, I overheard...