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

Who are YOU?

I was having a conversation with a friend on the walk home from University a while ago and we were discussing a particular activity. And I said: "I would never do that. It's not really me. That does not fit my personal brand". Needless to say, she looked at me as though I was crazy.… Continue reading Who are YOU?

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

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…

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

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

life, thoughts, university, vlog

VLOG: A week in the life

This is my twentieth post on this blog! In the tenth post, I did a vlog of my trip to Canada last Summer. People seemed to like that so I thought I would make another one! Here is a week in the life of Dammy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iiD3wW06bE&feature=youtu.be   I definitely think I prefer being behind the computer screen rather… Continue reading VLOG: A week in the life

big issues, life, thoughts

Don’t trust a black girl…

Last term I went to a talk titled the "Politics of black hair" by a fabulous new group at my university called 'The Black Women's project'. I left the talk feeling emotionally charged and since then I felt I had a lot to say about this topic. In this post I will be discussing some of the… Continue reading Don’t trust a black girl…