Author: The Flying Dutchman

An Introspection on Introversion

by Sulan Bailey, United World College Maastricht 7 June, 2021 Illustration by Thalia Lembong Before I started attending UWC, everyone who had ever met me could say with confidence that…

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Not Just a Hashtag

Not Just a Hashtag is an article discussing the #ENDSARS movement; what it’s about, a young Nigerian's thoughts about it, and what it means to the greater youth of Nigeria.

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I Fell off My Bike

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. This piece is about how racist encounters are handled by authorities. More often than not the victims take all the blame along with the trauma caused by the incident. What a heavy load to carry.

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Why All Your Black Friends Are Angry

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. Through this piece, Hayley systematically breaks down the frustrations universal to the black experience at both UWCs and the world at large.

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A Seat at the Table

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. In this poem, Laure and Hayley walk us through their own frustration with a system the both ignores and heavily critiques black women like themselves.

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Going Gold in the Merit Olympics

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. Jason and Joel explore and reflect upon their minority experience through a uniquely East Asian perspective on familial and personal expectations about merit.

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Testimony of Racism

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. Sofi takes us on a journey of self discovery and understanding of her place in the discussion of race and colour in Latin America.

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Edict of a Black Queen

OTBxTFD is a collaboration between @overthrowbabylon and TFD that provides a platform for oppressed voices to speak on overlooked race issues within the UWC movement. In Edict of a Black Queen, Victoria exercises a power she expects to grow into and gives us her unabashed feelings on the BLM movement.

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Why It Isn’t Just About Good People VS Bad People

For the people thinking feminism hates men, people thinking violence has no gender: it isn't just about good people VS bad people. It is indeed about women and their struggle to take over their own lives.

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Stehind: a Worldwide Project

“Stehind - stories behind the news - is a platform aimed at sharing authentic human experiences, in the belief that these have the power of shaping world societies to be more understandable and empathetic.” 

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