life, summer, travel, vlog

VLOG: India 2017 (part 2)

Check out PART 2 of my India travel vlog.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Sf6Ed8ckg&t=18s I hope you enjoyed journeying with me through India. I had the most amazing time. Over the next few days I will be writing up detailed travel diaries so you can see exactly what I did in each city/town. My "India 101: how to backpack… Continue reading VLOG: India 2017 (part 2)

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life, summer, travel, vlog

VLOG: India 2017 (part 1)

Part 1 of my INDIA TRAVEL VLOG is out! So much happened and I tried to capture as much of it as I could on camera. So sit back, relax, grab some snacks and journey with me through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Tordi Sagar! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJfkSbExhuo&t=18s Don't forget to keep and eye out for PART 2… Continue reading VLOG: India 2017 (part 1)

life, melanated thoughts, summer, thoughts, travel

Melanated Thoughts: travelling in India

For the past few weeks I have been backpacking through India. As always I will be posting a vlog of the entire trip when I get back and over the next few days I will be sharing a bunch of travel diaries of my time in each city. But first, I have to tackle something… Continue reading Melanated Thoughts: travelling in India

life, summer, vlog

VLOG: Bachelorette weekend

So last weekend was my sister's hen do/bachelorette weekend so of course, I had to make a vlog of it all... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dm3FjmR2Nk After months and months of planning it, the weekend has come and gone but it was so worth it all because my sister and her friends had an amazing time! I am thinking… Continue reading VLOG: Bachelorette weekend

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Vlog: Nigeria – Lagos/Ibadan

So I went back to Nigeria after 15 years away and vlogged the trip... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLM_wHiVh94&feature=youtu.be I hope you enjoyed the vlog, I really enjoyed making it! Over the next week I will be posting a "back to the motherland" blog post with all my reflections from Nigeria. I learnt a lot about myself, others and… Continue reading Vlog: Nigeria – Lagos/Ibadan

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VLOG: My sister’s traditional wedding

So my sister's traditional wedding happened two weeks ago in Nigeria and I have finally gotten round to editing the footage.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOdohcO4VeY The wedding was lovely and I had a great time. There is still my sister's hen do and then the white wedding to come over the next couple of months so there is… Continue reading VLOG: My sister’s traditional wedding

big issues, life, thoughts

Losing my smile

There is an increasingly widely reported phenomenon in popular culture called the "resting bitch face". This is when your neutral facial expression looks unfriendly and unwelcoming. According to the Urban dictionary, resting bitch face is "a person, usually a girl, who naturally looks mean when her face is expressionless, without meaning to." Well, I suffer… Continue reading Losing my smile

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Don’t close that door…

So I have been considering some of the reasons that certain groups experience disadvantage. For example, I've talked about daily microagressions in The Everyday Racist, stereotypes in I am not your maid, and privilege in Check your privilege. Whilst there are definitely many systemic issues and wider societal institutionally ingrained discrepancies. In certain situations, I… Continue reading Don’t close that door…

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VLOG: surprise birthday trip

So today is my friend Zoe's 21st birthday. We have literally been friends since the first day of first year of University. We have lived together for the past 3 years and honestly, she is one of my closest friends. Birthday's are such a strange concept as it is essentially just a day just to… Continue reading VLOG: surprise birthday trip