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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

Life & Stuff · Updates

Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

Life & Stuff · Think About It

Let’s Stop Calling It “Political Correctness”

The term "Political correctness" makes me think of politics. But it’s not really about politics, is it? It’s about humanity and love and inclusion. Allowing everyone to feel comfortable. To allow everyone to belong; truly belong in their own world and communities. In her book Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown calls "political correctness" something else;… Continue reading Let’s Stop Calling It “Political Correctness”

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Free podcasts and videos that help with anti-racism (that I’ve listened to or watched)

Not everyone has the money for books or the time for lengthy reads, but we all can spare time to listen to podcasts and videos that are summing up a lot of what the books are saying. Nothing can REPLACE reading  a book, but so far I've seen authors and speakers share their views and black… Continue reading Free podcasts and videos that help with anti-racism (that I’ve listened to or watched)

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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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Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

This is your ticket into the world of anti-racism! It's a short book, only 160 pages, and an easy read for all - it has pictures and activities and everything! But in those 160 pages, Tiffany Jewell manages to pack a real punch and deliver so many messages about: BIPoC history (a varied, deep, eye-opening… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

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