Comforting as it may feel to tell ourselves that we're heading towards a post-racial era, the reality is this is far from the case. Islamophobia is spreading on both sides of the Atlantic, and as with all forms of racism it targets anyone with a skin tone that doesn't quite match.
When we were kids, growing up looked so simple. For most of us in our 20s life hasn't quite turned out as planned: job security, houses, long-term partners? Not quite. In some ways it's liberating, but for young women like writer Abi Wilkinson wanting children there's a dilemma - to wait for stability, or to start a family before it's too late.
The internet provides us with endless opportunity to assert and explore ourselves however we see fit. But we don't just look at the world, the world looks back at us, and our loved ones won't always like what they see.
Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan has built a career out of capturing raw material. Now that pop culture has been overtaken by corporations, he explains why voices on the outer edges are more important than ever.