Religion v faith

As a Christian, the distinction between religion and faith is of great importance to how I view my relationship with God. Religion is based on rules and behaving in a certain way so as to receive mercy from God. Religion involves guilt and the thought that we are unworthy to come before God. By contrast,…

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What does it mean to be black?

Being black is an interesting and complex phenomenon. What’s strange is that we not only have to fight oppression and stereotyping from other races, but also within our race. The clichéd idea of what is means to be black presented in the media has permeated the black community so much so that we segregate people…

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Why is Black History Month so important?

It is common knowledge that the history curriculum is deliberately whitewashed and Eurocentric. The eras and figures highlighted are European and the discourse is always pro-European. Unless you study history to a higher level and elect to study the history of other nations, it is very unlikely that you will have this experience. Even then…

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‘Finding yourself’

Our generation appears to be obsessed with ‘finding’ ourselves. Whilst the premise of this notion is noble, it has perhaps lost its meaning as its use has widened. Finding yourself implies that you are currently lost and clueless about who you are. Yet for most of us this is not the case. We tend to…

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Life update: living in Cali

As I type these words on a Word document, I look over my laptop to see my view. I see the big trees and the random bushes. I see the cute villas and apartment buildings. I see the big cars and the man walking his dog. I see the views that I do not recognise…

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A love letter to Africa

Beyoncé’s best qualities are perhaps her ability to capitalise off every opportunity she is presented with as well as benefitting the black community in any way she can. This was brought to life in her homage to HBCUs and is seen again in her new album The Lion King: The Gift. A childhood favourite is…

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5 young creatives you should definitely be following

A lot of people believe that Instagram is not a useful social media platform, but I think this all depends on who you’re following. I am very wary not to follow accounts that do not have a positive impact on my life in some way. These lovely ladies below have been some of my favourite…

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Unpopular opinions

Sharing unpopular opinions has been trending on Twitter and I thought I’d join, so here are 10 of mine. Disclaimer: these are my opinions and I am not contending that everyone should agree with me, hence why they are unpopular. Going to private school and not having a ‘struggle’ life does not make me any…

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Why are you so quiet?

One of my old posts, which has now been deleted, was about growing up being introverted. This is something I still struggle with today, so I thought I’d re-write that post and share my current thoughts. I’ve always felt like my introversion has been used to define me, but it’s been described in several ways;…

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You’ve got it all together

This is a phrase I’ve heard several people tell me and honestly, I wish it were true. I wouldn’t go as far to say that I’m a mess, but I’m definitely not as put together as people think, and sometimes I even feel like my life is a mess. I may look put together a…

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