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Recognise Your Privilege: Highlighting My Own Privileges

The term "White Privilege" makes people tense up and get ready to argue about how they don't have privilege because they have this problem and that thing. They've faced "racism" from black people; they've been poor and rejected from jobs...yadda yadda... This shows a misunderstanding of what Privilege is, in this context. When you take… Continue reading Recognise Your Privilege: Highlighting My Own Privileges

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Why Everyone Needs to Watch Black-ish

My partner and I have been re-watching Black-ish, and every time we do, we are reminded of its unique power and importance. Black-ish is a comedy that doesn't shy away from getting deep and real about life, specifically for black people in America. And no, it's not just the obvious things. If you're not black,… Continue reading Why Everyone Needs to Watch Black-ish

Life & Stuff · Reviews

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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Journal Entry: How I Feel About Having Finished My First Year of Study

University is over for the year! Woo! This is how I feel having completed my first part-time module and first year of Open Uni...   Relief Of course, I feel a sense of relief. That pressure, that fear and unease is gone. I did all my assignments and got mostly 2:1s and one 1st (great… Continue reading Journal Entry: How I Feel About Having Finished My First Year of Study

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

There’s More Than One Path – A Message For Results Day

*BREAK POST AWAY FROM THE CONFIDENCE CHALLENGE* I wanted to share my thoughts with the people who have received their results this month from their GCSEs, A-Levels, university, BTEC and all the rest. There's more than one path... No matter what your grades were when you opened up that dreaded results letter, you are still… Continue reading There’s More Than One Path – A Message For Results Day