Mental health awareness week: There’s never been a better time to be open

What can I say about mental health and my experiences? Gosh, it's been such a journey. When you’re used to dealing with adversity, you almost create a barrier around yourself that leaves you numb from feeling. This is what makes it difficult at times to talk about your state of mind. The reality is, if…

How employers can prepare for a not guilty Derek Chauvin verdict

Look, I know what you’re thinking – “There’s no way this dude is getting off” – but let me just tell you as someone who hasn’t missed one minute of the trial, right now, anything is possible. The rhetoric is the same; George Floyd was an intoxicated large black man who may have had super-strength…

Check on your black friends and family

Where do I start… It’s hard to put into words the rollercoaster that black bodies go through. On the one hand, the progression that has been made in the past 11 months can’t be denied, but the BLM movement hasn’t stopped history from repeating itself. The past month has felt like an onslaught on the…

Put some respect on immigration

And so it goes on… natural disasters continue in 2021. These events are so under-reported it’s almost as though they don’t happen. Compare how much we hear about immigration and all of its negatives associations; it’s boldly ironic, particularly since the rise in Global immigration is a significant consequence of human displacement due to the…

The truth behind the hesitancy

I want to start this article off with a strong caveat that I will not be expressing my own personal views or choices regarding the Covid-19 vaccination. This article is about bringing to light some of the reasons behind why many within the black community are wary and questioning of the Covid-19 jab. Ok, now…

Perspective is everything – A look at black pregnancy, colourism and the diluting of the black experience

Many of us follow Candice Brathwaite on Instagram (if you don’t, are you living under a rock?), so when news broke on Saturday that Candice believed she was replaced by Rochelle Humes to present a documentary on black women and childbirth, there was understandably widespread uproar within the community. “Here we go again” echoes in…

Dear Mumma,… From a Cancer Mum x

Cancer Mum… it’s still so hard to say the words and take on the identity but I refuse to treat this as a taboo. When anyone in your family is diagnosed with cancer it changes your whole life; your perspective, your outlook, your routine, your emotions… it’s a ride that can have more twists and…

I’ve been nominated for an award… say what?!

Ok, this is slightly insane but I've been nominated for the award of 'Best Content Creator 2020' as part of Sistem Amplified! I have so much respect for this unique magazine and the other wonderful women in this category so to say I'm feeling honoured is an understatement. When I started my blog in July…