Yomi Adegoke

Yomi Adegoke is a writer from Croydon. She is founder and editor of Birthday Magazine, a publication aimed at providing representation for black teenage girls and writes about race, popular culture and intersectional feminism.

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Lenny Henry attends the 2012 Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House on April 15, 2012 in London, England.

I’m not paying my television license to play a game of spot the minority

Lenny Henry is absolutely right about the problem of diversity in the media

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea performs in California

Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting

Lyrics about cultural appropriation aren’t as fun to dance to as ones about ass-clapping

Left: Kim Kardashian's front cover for Paper mag Right: A No More Page 3 protest in London

Why is it okay to applaud Kim Kardashian's naked photos and not those of a Page 3 model?

I haven’t a clue why Kim is automatically considered to have more agency than your average glamour model

Piers Morgan blames Barack Obama for the rise of Isis

Piers Morgan is not a racist, but he really shouldn't be lecturing black people about the N-word

Racists don’t feel legitimised using this word because we use it - they feel legitimised because they are racist

Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj's ‘booty songs’ aren't as body positive as everyone thinks they are

Their celebration of larger body shapes is a nice change, but why does it still have to be at the expense of other women?

Actress Daniele Watts was detained by LAPD after being mistaken for a prostitute

Would Daniele Watts have been arrested if she was a white woman, or a black man?

It's dangerous to be black in America full stop, but being a woman as well means you face both racism and misogyny

The ‘no makeup selfie’ craze seems like narcissism masked as charity. Why not donate instead?

If the trend truly is about raising awareness, everyone should at least include a link to a cancer charity

Ban Ask.fm and the bullies will only go elsewhere

Shutting down one site won't combat the massive problem of cyberbullying

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