Over Christmas, I was very fortunate to go on an amazing trip to Kenya with my family and another family who lives in NYC. I have a younger brother who is twice my size and the American family had two boys, one who was my age and another who was twelve. All three boys went to posh all-boys private schools, and the American boys had little female influence given that they had no sisters. After spending very long journeys together while on safari, we were forced to get to know each other rather well. But after two weeks as the only girl, it had begun to put a negative strain on me.
Will the rise of veganism lead to a decrease in meat production? Surprisingly, the answer is not clear cut. While the number of reported vegans in Britain has increased fourfold in the past four years, this does not account for the vast majority of the population outside of the developed Western world. As the global population rises, living conditions improve in many developing areas of the world, and as the price of meat drops, meat consumption has continued to show an overall increase. The UN reports a 3 749 991 tonne increase in primary livestock production from 2016 to 2017. However, this trend has likely decreased in the succeeding two years.
Things Twitter should be used for:
Expressing opinions without inciting hate
Keeping up to date on current affairs
GCSE memes (only thing that will get you through Year 11)
Naturally, all ethnic minorities face adversity in any industry, but these trials seem particularly cut-throat in the world of dance, and, noticeably, appear to disproportionately affect black dancers in ballet- whether through racial stereotyping, biased casting, or the ruthless scrutiny of any dancer’s appearance, which is especially vicious for anyone who doesn’t fit euro-centric beauty standards and norms.
Growing up in an Anglo Indian household, I always thought the answer to the question of whether different cultures benefitted society as a whole was a no brainer. From as young as I can remember, my siblings and I took equal delight in celebrating the bright lights of Diwali as we did the festivities of Christmas; this is why I was so shocked to find out that 40% of Brits think that a multiculturalism has had a negative impact on Britain as a whole.