England gives him the option to live and learn English. He admits that he has been lucky to have never been rejected or displaced. Sonia Gumiel He moved to England two years and seven months ago, he has a degree in Humanities and is a specialist archivist in […]
It was a rainy Sunday in Maidenhead (a town half-way between Henley-on-Thames and London) Adrián talks about his trajectory and life in England. His time in the country has felt a little like walking a tightrope, as he still doesn’t know whether he will stay in the UK or return to his country.
Emigration is not just a question of adapting to life in a new country but also of having to deal with feelings of guilt, loneliness, homesickness, frustration and expectation.
Growing up as a third generation migrant in the UK, with origins from the Caribbean and Africa, I have become aware of Britain’s racial divides. Despite being labelled ‘British’, I sometimes feel out of place in the country I was born.
Is the perfect physique really perfect? When I joined my university’s gym in Fresher’s Week 2010 – a decision that cost me nearly a fifth of my term’s student loan – my priorities in the gym, as a keen hockey player, should have been improving the physical attributes such a sport demands.