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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

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Race and Self-Worth: Why It’s Important to Find People Who Look Like You

Answer this question: How would you feel if you never saw anyone like you succeed? If you never saw anyone who looked like you doing what you want to do with your life? Yeah, a lot of people face this daily. They don't see people who look like them doing impressive things...not nearly enough, anyway.… Continue reading Race and Self-Worth: Why It’s Important to Find People Who Look Like You

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Focusing and Simplifying Goals (podcast)

What are your goals for the rest of 2020? What are your goals for next year? What are your life goals? I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to freak myself out or get overwhelmed and disheartened by a long-term goal or big life choice. Why? Because focusing on that goal too… Continue reading Focusing and Simplifying Goals (podcast)

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How to be an Ally: What True Long-lasting Allyship Means to Me

*For those who don't know, Allyship or being an "ally" isn't just for the Black Lives Matter movement! We all can and should be allies to other communities, ones we're not a part of. For example, myself as a cisgender female being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Or as a Mixed (Black and White)… Continue reading How to be an Ally: What True Long-lasting Allyship Means to Me

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“Wanting to help but scared to speak”

Hey, people. How you doing? I hope you’re okay! I've heard that some white people (and white-passing people) are feeling under pressure and are overwhelmed. I've heard that some are afraid to speak and get it wrong. Or some are speaking and they’re getting their heads bitten off! Let me just say, in case I… Continue reading “Wanting to help but scared to speak”

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Racial Education: Being Uncomfortable, Vulnerability and Allyship

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

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

6 Everyday Ways to Feel Free

For a long time, I've sought freedom over happiness. Happiness is an emotion; emotions come and go. Instead, freedom can be captured at any moment. Freedom is something we can determine. I guess what I'm saying is, we decide if we're trapped or if we're free. Philosophy aside, here are some fun, everyday ways to… Continue reading 6 Everyday Ways to Feel Free

Life & Stuff · Podcast & Videos

The Power is Yours: Give Yourself Permission (podcast)

We're not children anymore, we no longer have to look to our parents to give us permission to do or be what we want. Take your power back; stop seeking outside validation and permission. Give yourself permission... Here are some "permission slip" ideas to undo negative beliefs and lack of self-worth or self-power... Click to… Continue reading The Power is Yours: Give Yourself Permission (podcast)