Wearing my turban again stopped my binge drinking – BBC Stories

Wearing my turban again stopped my binge drinking  – BBC Stories

I look back at pictures of how I used to be and how I used to look and it’s almost as if I can’t even remember who that person was. I think I was trying to find myself but I wasn’t giving it a conscious thought, and so I was truly lost for 19 years. […]

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Black women ‘five times more likely to die in childbirth’ BBC Stories

Black women ‘five times more likely to die in childbirth’ BBC Stories

I’ve not had one person that I can be like: ‘Oh they were lovely, I’m so glad I had them during my baby journey’, because they’ve all just been pretty rubbish. We know that black women are much more likely to have severe complications than white women so it’s clearly a really important area to […]

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Domestic violence: Family courts accused of putting children at risk – BBC Stories

Domestic violence: Family courts accused of putting children at risk – BBC Stories

These have all been donated. They’re going to represent all the women and children that haven’t made it, as a result of domestic abuse. What do we want? Change! When do we want it? Now! I’ll see you all soon! Contact with both parents is in the best interests of the child unless one of […]

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‘Gym harassment is not a compliment’ BBC Stories

‘Gym harassment is not a compliment’ BBC Stories

Every day millions of us get our gear on and head to the gym. But why is it that some people are being made to feel uncomfortable when they get there? Many will have seen, heard of, or even experienced harassment at the gym. A quick look on social media shows just how common this […]

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‘I’m a Muslim artist inspired by the female body’ BBC Stories

‘I’m a Muslim artist inspired by the female body’ BBC Stories

My name is Buki. I’m a life-drawer and I’m a Muslim. I’m black, I’m dark-skinned, I wear a weave, I wear make-up. I draw naked bodies. So I don’t look like your average Muslim. My art is very out there and it gets people talking. Because I tend to draw breasts and vaginas literally out […]

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‘The Berlin Wall fell and I smelt cake’ – BBC Stories

‘The Berlin Wall fell and I smelt cake’ – BBC Stories

The 9th of November the border between East and West Germany was opened, right? And on the 10th of November my parents actually took me to the Wall to the Brandenburg Gate, where we are standing right now. So this is me when I was 10 years old, 30 years ago. I remember that I […]

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Learning how to love your body | Who are you Calling Fat? – BBC Stories

Learning how to love your body | Who are you Calling Fat? – BBC Stories

Bullying in school was horrendous. It made me not want to be on this Earth any more. I didn’t feel good enough to be here, cos everybody else was telling me I wasn’t. My first memories from, I think, maybe five years old was wanting to roll my shirt up and tie it in a […]

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Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market – full documentary – BBC News Arabic | BBC Africa Eye

Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market – full documentary – BBC News Arabic | BBC Africa Eye

In the Gulf, women, employed as domestic workers, are being sold online, via apps provided by Google and Apple. It’s been called an online slave market. BBC News Arabic goes undercover in Kuwait to expose this shocking and disturbing online trade. It’s an unregulated black market depriving women and children of their basic human rights, […]

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Ibiza: One Season Too Many? BBC Stories

Ibiza: One Season Too Many? BBC Stories

Ibiza is an island of contrasts… ELECTRONIC MUSIC PLAYS ..from day…to night… I think Ibiza is possibly the most competitive place in the world. We can’t skip a beat because we have got 100 days to make one year’s money. ..with the challenges it faces on land and at sea… 35% of posidonia has disappeared […]

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