It’s hard to write this post. It’s hard to say the things I’m about to say. Because I wish they were never true. But denying that Racism exists is the worst thing we can do. And denying that racism exists within ourselves & within our homes is a great disservice towards the fight for justice,Continue reading “People of Colour, White Privilege & Black Lives Matter”
Talking about the role of People of Colour in the Black Lives Matter movement.
For the longest time I felt plagued by the incessant need to cover up what is believed to be outward flaws in my appearance. My olive skin never quite light enough, my textured curls could never pass as straight, my discolouration around my joints pointed towards my ‘ethnic’ heritage and my prominent dark circles ledContinue reading “Born Ugly – Battling the Idea of Hereditary Flaws and Redefining Beauty”
Begging the question, is there space for a writer in a visually saturated world and an image driven culture?
I was 20 when I made the decision to live abroad. I can even remember the moment itself, the clear night, stars out, moon’s bright, the open window where I sat dreaming of a bigger life. It’s almost cliche. But the desire to see more of this world and the realisation that it was moreContinue reading “Money & Travel – Seeing the Big Picture”
Nadine Baggott once mentioned that she slept in her makeup all throughout her 20s and early 30s. Surprised by the skincare advocate and woman looking amazing for not removing makeup for a decade, it was only in the past month or so that I actually agree with her statement. Strange? From someone who vowed neverContinue reading “Why your 20s are for staying out late and sleeping in your makeup”
Sitting on my old bedroom floor inside the house in which I grew up, with a mess of clothes next to me, all tangled into a large pile sat on top of my suitcase waiting to be given a home, I ask myself this question, Should I put my clothes into my old cupboards filledContinue reading “Moving Back Home and Starting Over”
For the past few weeks this has been my mantra before going to bed at night. Being in a new city, albeit a city where I grew up, had spurred on some negative feelings, largely due to the anxious nature of settling in to a different place, but more particularly in the field of socialContinue reading “You are not in competition with anyone else”
The feeling of loneliness doesn’t surprise me. It sort of comes with living on your own and moving abroad. It happens. Some days you feel it creep in beneath you and some days you are elated that you’re alone. It’s a mix bag of feelings that you tend to ride as life ebbs and flows,Continue reading “About Feeling Alone in a New Place”
The dreaded feeling of failure has visited me more often in recent weeks due to taking up new challenges. About a month ago I joined a pilates class at my yoga studio and I’ve not felt like a bad-ass for doing it. Most days, I just felt like I was failing. Starting new ventures isContinue reading “About Feeling like a Failure”
Every day of your life can be an adventure, if you want it to be. All you need to do is, choose the life you want and give every ounce of energy you have to work for it. No-one could have ever told me the amount of hours you spend working in a day. AndContinue reading “About Keeping Up a Busy Lifestyle”
It’s easier to write a post about fashion or skincare, because there’s a lightness to it, a freedom almost. Whereas talking about something so personal, something I find hard to speak about even with friends, something I feel I don’t understand myself, gives me great pause. It makes me want to erase the title, andContinue reading “What Social Anxiety Feels Like”