Oct 17, Your Culture

PRETTY HURTS

Being that it’s black history month I wanted to take this opportunity to remind every black woman that read this of just how beautiful you are. I hope that you are encouraged by it. Accept you for you – you are enough. The first thing that I believe to be necessary for feeling beautiful in […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

What do we do next?

  I’ve really struggled to write this piece, it’s weighed on me mentally because at the point of research and inquiry into what I wanted to convey as a message, I realized I was unable to find concrete definitions for what racism and white supremacy has become, and yes, they have both evolved. One of […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

Prayer Over Practice

As someone brought up into an African-Christian home, I viewed many things through the lens of spirituality. This was very helpful to me and became a comforting coping mechanism for trauma; however, it robbed me of great reasoning. For example, if someone suffered from heart failure, I’d pay little attention to the fact that their […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

Thoughts on Black History Month

During my early teenage years, black history month was exciting. Growing up in Nigeria, blackness was a concept that was unfamiliar to me. It wasn’t until I moved to London that this identity was assigned to me. Trying to understand what this meant and if, or how, it changes anything (spoiler alert – it does); […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture, Your World

Racial Colour-blindness in the UK

We are all one race, the human race  Things are so much better now, there are so many jobs out there now.  Not everything has to do with race I’m not a racist but… I’m not racist some of my friends are Black  “I don’t have a racist bone in my body?” That is not […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

Embrace And Celebrate The Real You!

For as long as I could remember, I knew I was different but I didn’t know why. Was it because of the color of my skin? Was it because of my likes and dislikes? Was it because of my religious beliefs? Was it because of quiet/awkward personality? With all these pounding questions left circling in […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

Give me a discount or better yet give it to me for free

You hear so many people, campaigns and businesses get behind the slogan, ‘support our own.’ referring to the importance of supporting black owned businesses. I am one of many people who support this, mainly because if it is a quality product or service why not pay like you would at Selfridges, Tesco or Amazon. Sounds […]

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Sept 17, Your Culture

A Season of Selfishness?

How do you guys know when summer is over? For me Nottinghill Carnival on August bank holiday weekend marks the start of a transition. Usually by this point I’d have made use of my pre-summer purchases, seen the people I said I would catch up with, at least started on a few projects and repaired […]

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Sept 17, Your Culture

Getting Through University

Getting Through University Honestly, I’m sure you are wondering what university is really like. We always hear about it being the place where you meet your lifelong friends, or how much you drink during fresher’s, and missing possibly the most important lectures you will ever have, due to having so much fun with all your […]

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Sept 17, Your Culture

It’s Your Time Now

Here. Are you here? Breathe in, Breathe out You are here now. This one goes out to my young Black British Millennial trying to negotiate their place in the system. A system that did not have you in mind when it was built. A system that has lied often, that has changed the rules mid-game. […]

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