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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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…

reviews, theatre, thoughts

My Fringe escapades…

On the 1st of August just a few weeks ago, I began a 7 hour train journey to Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to be the Marketing Assistant for 'The Improv Musical'. I set off on my journey feeling anxious - the Fringe Festival was panning out to be an expensive venture, I only knew a… Continue reading My Fringe escapades…

advice, thoughts, university

University: to go or not to go?

I feel like I entered the pre-university process with a lackluster attitude. Education is really valued in my family therefore going to university felt like a given and the prospect of not going was not even on the table let alone discussed. I do not at all resent this because university was definitely the best option… Continue reading University: to go or not to go?