Aug 17, Your Culture

Change the Narrative or Create a New One

As a writer, I naturally find myself inspired to create stories and narratives that I am hopeful will one day will be turned into feature length films and TV shows. Recently, it came to my attention that I rarely allow myself to truly visualise my character’s face, hair, eyes and other distinguishing features. I had […]

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Aug 17, Your Culture

CurlyTreats Festival Review

Following up from our interview with Vinna Best, the founder of the CurlyTreats Festival (previously know as natural hair week) we were kindly invited to the event to see it in action. We were greeted by a friendly face, quickly checked on the guest list and set free to roam the ‘marketplace’. Once we stepped […]

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Aug 17, Your Culture

Self-love and Relationships

Self-love is the foundation in which a successful relationship stems from. When you are secure in yourself and what you have to offer, you are able to give and receive love authentically. We often make the mistake of believing that self-love is a selfish act when in actual fact it’s about getting in touch with […]

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Aug 17, Your Culture

5 items under £10 for a full face of makeup

As a student there are times when you find yourself so broke that you’re relying on 3 for £1 deal of indomine at Asda to get you through the week before student loan drops. In these times you often reminisce about the items you had bought at the beginning of the semester that you could […]

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Aug 17, Your Culture

Where are you from?

Where are you from? “So where are you from?” they’ll ask, politely, and when you answer “here”, they say “no seriously, where?” And though the London in your voice rings loud and clear, they wonder if the culture to which you adhere, is really “from here”. And though you accentuate every letter they’ll forget that […]

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Your Culture, Aug 17

From Nigeria with love

Meat pies for me always take me back to my first year of university, my mum worried that I would not be able to look after myself made me a large batch of meat pies to take to university with me. I termed my emergency pies. I used to freeze them and when it was […]

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Jul 17, Your Culture

Black Brit in the states

I studied abroad in my second year of university at the University of Maryland, College Park (don’t worry, this was before Trump). It was a truly life changing experience which I would recommend to anyone if given the opportunity. I knew that I wanted to write a post about my time abroad and thought that […]

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Jul 17, Your Culture

Staying hydrated in summer ’17

The glorious British summer days are upon us and once again the bees are buzzing and the BBQs are popping (my DMs are open for invites).  In between all this fun it is so easy to forget to maintain your water intake, below are some of my tips on how I keep hydrated in the […]

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Your Culture

CurlyTreats Festival

We caught up with Vinna Best founder of the CurlyTreats Festival, the UK’s Biggest Natural Hair Festival to Celebrate Black Culture. Bio Since 2013, Vinna Best has been delivering natural hair events around the UK, in major cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, and Bristol, encouraging black women and girls to be and feel […]

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