advice, life, thoughts, university

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

Today I decided to revise in the public library of my local town rather than my usual floor 5 spot in my University library. I recently finished my first exam and felt the change of scenery might help to reset the focus of my brain from the previous module to preparation for the next few… Continue reading If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

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advice, life, thoughts, university

Align yourself with success…

I know it has been the longest time since I published something new. Can I even call myself a blogger anymore, considering I have not actually blogged in months? Anyway - thank you all for sticking with me through the drought and carrying on reading my old stuff. It is my fourth and final year… Continue reading Align yourself with success…

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

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

big issues, life, thoughts, university

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…

big issues, life, thoughts

Check your privilege

About a year ago, I took a Buzzfeed quiz called "how privilege are you?". It was during exam season and fellow procrastinators, will know how enticing these quizzes can be when they pop up on your timeline especially when you're avoiding writing that essay you've been working on all day. So I took the quiz… Continue reading Check your privilege

big issues, life, thoughts

I am not your maid

So it has been over a year since I wrote Don't Trust a Black Girl and even longer since I wrote The Everyday Racist. Collectively, those have been my most read posts and I am constantly surprised that they are still getting so many views and shares so long after they were written. I think… Continue reading I am not your maid

advice, big issues, life, thoughts

Before him, there was you

So today is International Woman's Day. What a time to be alive! I have loved seeing people posting all over my social media accounts celebrating all these inspirational women, sharing their own experiences and pushing for a more equal society. I had been wondering if I had anything to contribute to the existing rhetoric and… Continue reading Before him, there was you

advice, life, thoughts, university

Talk less, smile more

I was recently in a seminar on company law at university when the seminar tutor told me to be quiet and let others speak. He said I should "give a chance to those who needed to spend more time thinking before they answered and did not want to impulsively put their hands up". Anyone in… Continue reading Talk less, smile more