A Time For Rest
Hello, I’m Michelle!! I'm 22 and was born and raised in the US with Chinese heritage. As Kutenda means "thankful" in Shona, I'll say first and foremost that I’m very thankful for Tina reaching out to me to write a blog piece - she has been a wonderful friend and continues to inspire me with...

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Coming out about Sex Education
First venturing into the world of sex and relationships is daunting no matter your sexuality. However, being a young queer woman trying to navigate the world of sex and relationship was no easy task. This navigation was made more difficult by the wildly heteronormative sex education I received in school. Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) was...

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5 benefits from having a diverse workforce in healthcare
(Image by Avila Chidume) Growing up in London, I was fortunate enough to experience and appreciate a multiculturalcity with friends from diverse backgrounds. Now, as a healthcare worker in the UK, I seefirst-hand the variety of patients who present to our care services whether in hospital or outin the community. I have found several benefits from...

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LGBTQ+ Representation and Me
When my friend Avila told me that she planned to launch the Kutenda project, I was so excited by the simplicity but also the significance of the idea. It immediately hit home that it was going to mean so much to so many people, including me. We hear a lot these days about the importance...

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From Past to Present
Growing up, I loved art and creating. I loved learning from the world around me but hardly ever saw Black artists being celebrated and creating at the same level as their white counterparts.  The representation was scarce. I found myself drawing Barbie repetitively and obsessing over the Black characters in Bratz and Totally Spies when I...

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