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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The importance of Black Panther

If you haven’t seen Black Panther then I don’t know what you’re doing, especially if you’re black. Not only is this movie flooded with the representation that we deserve, it also has a fantastic story line. Personally, I haven’t watched many Marvel movies, so I cannot look at it from that perspective, but I genuinely…

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New Year, More Goals

The New Year is well underway and it is customary to set New Year’s resolutions and have high expectations for the year ahead. The New Year is always a positive time as we are all anticipating the good things ahead of us. I feel that it is very important for us to have goals but…

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