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10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

Book recommendations for autumn Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (just read)Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J K Rowling (about to read)Pet Sematary, Stephen King (will read after during Halloween week!)Ninth House, Leigh BardugoThe Graveyard Book, Neil GaimanClassic Fairytales (Brothers Grimm etc.)The Handmaids Tale, Margaret AtwoodCirce, Madeline MillerCarry On, Rainbow RowellThe Knife… Continue reading 10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

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Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

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Analysing Our Insecurities: Intelligence

This post is a rough analysis of intelligence as a key insecurity that many of us have. I had analysed this for myself by myself first, but I wanted to share because doing so felt very therapeutic and eye-opening. Some of it is in short-form, like a stream of consciousness of ideas to do with… Continue reading Analysing Our Insecurities: Intelligence

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Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

This is your ticket into the world of anti-racism! It's a short book, only 160 pages, and an easy read for all - it has pictures and activities and everything! But in those 160 pages, Tiffany Jewell manages to pack a real punch and deliver so many messages about: BIPoC history (a varied, deep, eye-opening… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

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Book Recommendation/Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

I didn't know if I would like this book. I actually bought it a while ago, but it was only after watching the AMAZING TV show Little Fire Everywhere, that I was drawn back to the author again and her way of writing about people's lives and race and the psychology of how our past… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

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Book Recommendation/Review: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

I loved this book. I adored it! It was everything: emotional, sweet, funny, socially relevant, politically important, real and raw, hopeful and positive, beautiful, sad, mysterious, scary, informative, horrific... everything! It is a Middle-Grade/Young Adult fiction book. It's only 203 pages, I think. I read it on the night and finished it the next morning.… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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Racial Education: Being Uncomfortable, Vulnerability and Allyship

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

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Finding Clarity: Resources for Seeking Clarity

WARNING! This page is going to be full of so much information that it will be overwhelming. But, this isn't about doing everything; suddenly buying all the books, subscribing to all the channels, or listening to all the podcasts. Instead, keep this page handy for whenever you are looking for some information and don't know… Continue reading Finding Clarity: Resources for Seeking Clarity

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5 More Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Write

I did a previous post about why you're struggling to write, which was a way of sharing all the feelings, realisations, and problems I've had as a writer, too.I've now thought of even more reasons why you may be struggling to write right now, even with the extra time of quarantine... 1 - Your familiarity feels… Continue reading 5 More Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Write