advice, life, thoughts

No one puts Baby in a box…

I hope you all enjoyed the 'Dirty dancing' reference in the title even half as much as I enjoyed thinking of it. Girls just love to have puns, eh? As I get closer to graduation, I have been considering all my choices that have led to this point. I think it is common for people… Continue reading No one puts Baby in a box…

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advice, life, thoughts, university

Did you get the new software update?

I have this weird habit where I like to refer to myself as a robot. For example, after I finished my first exam and began preparing for the next one, I talked about needing to wipe my "hard-drive" and needing to "reinstall" the information from the new module. My flatmates had the pleasure of watching… Continue reading Did you get the new software update?

advice, life, thoughts, university

Sit down, be humble…

We live in a world where we are taught to be independent. Every one has an opinion on everything and often we do not take the time to know our limits and accept that other people may know more about a topic that we do. The past year, I have been really trying to learn… Continue reading Sit down, be humble…

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

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