I'm not just talking to white people here. Being an ally is also for other ethnic groups because I, as a Mixed Race (Black Caribbean and White British, Irish) cisgender woman will have no lived experience compared to say an Indian, Hindu man; or a Japanese lesbian; or a Native American Transgender woman etc. etc.… Continue reading Racial Education: Being Uncomfortable, Vulnerability and Allyship
All things come to an end, but that ending also means a new beginning. We often focus on the negatives with endings and scary beginnings, but there is so much beauty in a fresh start and a prosperous new chapter. With Spring on its way, new beginnings and rebirth are things we should embrace more… Continue reading Endings and Beginnings (podcast)
If you feel stuck or lost and need a change that just won't come, give this video a watch...
Growing up, I didn't see many girls who looked like me on the TV. They weren't in the books, on billboards, or in films, either. Thankfully, this is starting to change but it's still not where it needs to be. You see, if you're a child who's not white, it can be hard to grow… Continue reading Why Representation in Media Matters
*It's Mental Health Awareness Week* I was doing my regular head conversation thing and I thought about how some people may say that I "got over" my Social Anxiety (as in the level and intensity that it was when I was younger). As if I grew out of it. As if it was a… Continue reading We Don’t “Get Over It”
Here's my thoughts on the ignorant comment about mental health "it's all in your head"...
Let's create a world where mental health care and practices are normal. I discuss prevention over treatment in mental health...
The other day my grandfather said something very deep to me, that he could feel the coming of the End of the World. This sounds dramatic and he's a religious man so he was coming from the perspective of the Bible and the Apocalypse. But when I thought about it, I saw that he was… Continue reading End of the World
The majority of us want one thing from our lives: to be happy. But I think we've got this wrong. We should aim for Contentment, not Happiness; because one is a position or status (contentment), while the other is just an emotion (happiness). And you can't have one emotion forever. The problem with happiness is… Continue reading The Problem with Happiness
*Part of the Identity Series* I find sexuality to be a really funny topic. Not because sex or who you have sex with is funny, but because it riles up so many people. I'll never be able to fathom why some people are so disgusted and personally offended by what other people do sex-wise. It's… Continue reading Sexual Identity Part One