Retaining my Kazakh identity while studying abroad – Bakdaulet Baitan

Probably one of my biggest fears when going abroad to study in the US 3 years ago and again upon my arrival in UK was that I would not be able to stay true to my culture and values held by my people. Kazakhstan, being a country of only 17 million people, does not have … Continue reading Retaining my Kazakh identity while studying abroad – Bakdaulet Baitan

How to take Care of Afro Hair in London – Jahmir Duran

My first question when I arrived in London was: Where am I going to get my hair cut? I usually go to my local barbershop in Brooklyn, so as someone new to the neighborhood, I had to ask around before I found a barber I could frequent. Thankfully, London is a diverse city that offers … Continue reading How to take Care of Afro Hair in London – Jahmir Duran

Embracing Discomfort: Studying the Arts in London as an East Asian – Unique Wenxuan Xue

“There will never be a place where I can fully belong.” This is what I wrote down on Facebook, right before the plane took off to London, the city where I would stay for the next six months. All kinds of anxieties started to upsurge into my body, and one of them is the fear … Continue reading Embracing Discomfort: Studying the Arts in London as an East Asian – Unique Wenxuan Xue