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Black Authors to Read (Black History Month Inspired)

Here is a list of some truly inspiring, notable black authors and some of their works: Oprah {I've read some} Maya Angelou {I've read some} Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King Malcolm X Alex Haley - Roots: The Saga of an American Family Tomi Adeyemi - The Children of Blood and Bone {I've read} Nic… Continue reading Black Authors to Read (Black History Month Inspired)

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Awesome Black Characters (Black History Month Inspired)

(I've purposely missed out characters from historical films about slavery or the segregation of black people, for I have another post coming purely for that) Also, this is a list of characters that I know, not the only ones that are out there! Please add your favourite awesome black characters in the comments... Shuri (Black Panther)… Continue reading Awesome Black Characters (Black History Month Inspired)

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Cheer for Yourself

I will be honest, this post comes from a place of upset and is emotionally driven - but I felt it would be important to share. I look around my living room at home and you know what I see? Pictures of my brother's graduation, my mother's graduation, my sister's trampolining and gymnastics competition photos,… Continue reading Cheer for Yourself

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Looks Can Be Deceiving…

The reason why I chose to unpack this phrase "looks can be deceiving" today was because I was in my room trying to will myself to leave the house. I almost convinced myself not to go out because the weather looked cold and grey. As a freelancer, blogger, and author, I really don't have to… Continue reading Looks Can Be Deceiving…

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What A Panel of Black Authors Meant for Me

On Tuesday this week, I was able to hear authors Tomi Adeyemi (pictured with me above), Yomi Adegoke, and Elizabeth Uviebinene talk at a bookstore. These authors all had one thing in common - they were black, and they were Nigerian. It was a euphoric experience! I'm not the kind of woman (and never was… Continue reading What A Panel of Black Authors Meant for Me

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Identity Labels That We Need to Remove

*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

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Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life? (Pt 1)

*This post is entirely my own opinion and is intended to be a guide to help bring awareness to people's actions that can be damaging their lives - that is all.* What does NOT taking responsibility for your life look like?Your common emotions are: anger, jealousy, sadness, resentment, and hatred  Anyone who doesn't take responsibility for… Continue reading Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life? (Pt 1)

Mental Health

Guest Post from Sonam Patel “Mental Health is Dismissed Within My Culture”

*This is a guest post from a fellow mental health advocate.* Mental health was not a term known to me until around two years ago. I didn’t know anything about the importance of your own wellbeing, nor did I understand the devastating impact it would have on people I know. If I know anything about… Continue reading Guest Post from Sonam Patel “Mental Health is Dismissed Within My Culture”