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
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
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
I just watched the episode of Explained on Netflix that's about "Political Correctness" and so it inspired me to write my own post about it. Now, in this changing, ever-growing age that we live in, it can be hard to be politically correct. But the way I see it, as long as you're open-minded and… Continue reading Politically Correct
*This is a controversial blog post, I know. I am saying, or at least trying to, that labels can be damaging and that we need to be careful when using them...* Here are the biggest labels that we use on one another to try to categorise and "understand" one another better: White Black Asian Mixed… Continue reading Identity Labels That We Need to Remove
We all have prejudices. They stem from our upbringing, influences, and our experiences. From these things, we are kind of "taught" how to act in a certain situation. And this extends to how we treat others, too. However, how often do we actually consider what our prejudices do to other people. How we make them… Continue reading How Your Prejudice Affects a Person’s Life
Hey guys, those who follow my blog may have noticed that I write about a lot of different things. What can I say? I'm an interesting person, with many interests! This extends to my writing, too. I like to write about many things, mostly things that inspire thought in others. Enter, IEG. The IEG articles… Continue reading Introducing My IEG Articles