Meghan Markle: I'm More Than An 'Other'


Suits star Meghan Markle on creating her identity and finding her voice as a mixed race woman. Originally written in July 2015 published in ELLE Magazine in 2015.  What are you?' A question I get asked every week of my life, often every day. 'Well,' I say, as I begin the...

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African Ramadan Recipes


Chef Marcus Samuelsson shares recipes for the holiday from Mali, Senegal, and Ethiopia I'm not a Muslim, but I love the concept of Ramadan," says Chef Marcus Samuelsson. "It's about resetting your clock—bringing some spirituality to eating." The award-winning chef has a unique global perspective on both culture and cooking....

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A Woman Otherworldly


Her mornings always started earlier than mine – not because she liked watching the sun rise, bringing with it a new day and a much needed new beginning; her beginnings hadn’t seen change for a while and I have seen far too much of this cruel world to believe that...

Women & Wellness

Forced marriage: Mum guilty of making daughter wed older man


A mother who forced her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age has been convicted in the first successful prosecution in England. The woman duped the 18-year-old into travelling to Pakistan to wed the man, who was 16 years her senior. Years before the ceremony, the girl was...

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