For most of the time, Love Island is nothing more than bubble gum fun. However, this series has made me question (more than ever), whether the show reflects the real-life experiences of Black women dating in modern Britain.
Category Archives: representation
‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor
Listen up, I’ve got something to tell you. Come closer, as I’ll say this only once. White privilege is not the reason why White people are poor. Got that at the back? Since last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, it seems some aspects of society are doing their very best to gaslight the Black communityContinue reading “‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor”
To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question
It’s official, being ‘woke’ is dead. I had a good indication that the phrase, which is defined as having an alertness to social and racial injustices, was losing its ‘cool’ and effectiveness a few years ago when a (White) senior colleague was asking people in the office if they were “woke”? Be mindful that thisContinue reading “To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question”
Britain’s immaturity when it comes to racism
It’s official. Great Britain (GB) is a child when it comes to effectively addressing racism. I don’t make this observation lightly and when I say that my feelings fluctuate between frustration and apathy, I don’t do so casually. Last week, the government released its report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Before I divulge,Continue reading “Britain’s immaturity when it comes to racism”
Placards are not always needed
My apologies for my absence, February was an exciting month as I finally finished my manuscript!! Enjoy the read and thanks for your support. Let me start this blog by saying that I’m not a ‘Miss Know-It-All’ when it comes to achieving social and racial equality. I am also learning how to swim in anContinue reading “Placards are not always needed”
Does Britain need a Black prime minister?
Where are the UK’s Harris and Obama? And do we actually need one?
2020: the year we could not afford to remain silent
When I was a little girl, I would spend several hours writing stories and creating characters inspired by the books I read.
Black p****** are not just for Christmas
A friend of mine recently posted on Instagram a selection of phrases that have been said to her. One of the visuals she displayed said: “It’s on my bucket list to f*** a Black girl.” Unfortunately, this does not surprise me. As a Black female who has spent her entire career working in spaces dominatedContinue reading “Black p****** are not just for Christmas”
Out of pain, there can be beauty
“Even pain has its joy,” said a wise Russian whose statement became a proverb.
The world needs Stacey Abrams, she doesn’t need you
The outcome of this year’s US Election has certainly churned out its heroes and villains. Dependi