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
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
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
Firstly, if you've clicked on this post, I assume you're either black or POC or someone at least interested in learning more so thank you for your time.Secondly, I'll start by saying that I am ignorant. It’s not the small few who are ignorant; it’s the majority. Me included. I haven’t read enough about my… Continue reading My Thoughts on Race and Racism
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
Many of you may know that in 2015 I dropped out of university for the second time in my life. If you don't know the story, you can read it here (my university story) and I'll be referring to it in this post, too. For those of you who may be interested, here is how… Continue reading My Decision to Study Again
*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
There is a real power in unlearning life lessons. The wrong lessons we learned, the lies we told ourselves, and the things we held onto that were simply untrue. What do we do? We unlearn these lessons...
It can be tough to have different views about life and the world compared to someone else's. We can often fight for a long time when trying to find who's right and who's wrong. But there is only one definite truth: we all see the world differently... Click to play!