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…

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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

big issues, thoughts

But you are not a politician?

I love it when my timeline on my social media platforms are full of memes, selfies and suchlike. Facebook, Twitter, etc, can often act as a way of breaking up the monotony of everyday life. I may have a full day of lectures, followed by a part-time job, followed by a long list of household… Continue reading But you are not a politician?

advice, life, thoughts, university

Say NO to this…

So after what was the most amazing summer of my life, I am now back at University for my third year. It feels like only yesterday that I was writing about freshers on here and now I'm nearly finished. All my fellow musical theatre lovers will have noticed the 'Hamilton' reference in the title. It's… Continue reading Say NO to this…

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Memoirs of a teenage worker (part 2)

This is PART TWO of my Memoirs of a teenage worker series. Click here to read part one where I talked about about working in KFC. Part 2 - Betterware So a couple of weeks after leaving KFC I applied for another job as a catalogue distributor for a company called Betterware. They are a… Continue reading Memoirs of a teenage worker (part 2)