Life & Stuff · Poetry

Powerlessness – a poem

Dry cracked palms pray - For better, better than this. Broken promises pierce pockets Pennies pouring into bottomless pits Foreigners found on shores - Imprisoned. Beautiful black men hands high Bloody. Same-sex Lovers lying in arms Denied. We plead. We pray. We play along... From high white thrones - They cackle. Monstrous men mighty. Footprints… Continue reading Powerlessness – a poem

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

“Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

These books aren’t all categorised as self-help and I think I agree with Leena Norms on YouTube who said that the genre “self-help” is a little confusing anyway. It’s not really self-help, it’s getting advice and help from someone else! And then using it yourself, which is what we do with anything we read, right?… Continue reading “Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

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Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem

As February comes to a close, Making way for the coming of spring I want you to sing of the dead Black boys and black girls. Gospel and grace holds space for their names Their pain our pain forever ingrained In our hearts, our days, our future Untouched by their feet. Because Black lives always… Continue reading Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem

Life & Stuff · Reviews

My Book Stats of the Year

Completed a total of 45 books! Non-fiction: 15 Fiction: 30 Fantasy: 20 (including sci-fic and dystopian) Contemporary: 10 Adult: 5 Middle-grade: 6 Young Adult: 14 Poetry: 2 Non-white authors: 13 Self-help/developmental: 10 Educational: 4 Favourite read: (Fic) Knife of Never Letting Go (Non-Fic) Sacred Powers Kindle reads: 17 Physical copies: 23 Audiobooks: 5, 42.61 hours… Continue reading My Book Stats of the Year

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20 Films to watch in November and December for all the feel-good vibes

ElfHome AlonePolar ExpressSanta Clause 1 & 2 The Christmas ChroniclesFrozen 1 & 2Jingle Jangle Cool Runnings Rise of the Guardians Mrs DoubtfirePixar marathon Harry Potter marathon Disney marathonParent TrapBeethoven The Grinch Cheaper By The DozenThe Princess Diaries Sister Act Doctor Dolittle

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20 things to do to end the year with happy cosy vibes

Bake cookies (for Santa and yourselves)Drink hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows!Make something newWrite a letter to loved ones you haven’t seen as much as you usually would and actually deliver it in their doorWatch loads of 90s and childhood films Christmas films!Any inspiring uplifting films that warm your heart Research how to contribute… Continue reading 20 things to do to end the year with happy cosy vibes