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.
I really ought to know better. In 2021, I sometimes trick myself into believing that certain topics of conversations have come a long way. Whether it’s discussing unconscious biases or White privilege, I imagine that some people get it while others are slowly understanding these viewpoints. Over the past five years, I have definitely feltContinue reading “Is it truly okay to say that you’re not okay?”
“How do you solve a problem like Meghan? How do you catch her and pin her down?” I’m pretty confident that the nuns in The Sound of Music were not the only ones who have struggled recently to figure out how to contain a woman who wished to live her life on her own terms.Continue reading “Why this ‘spat’ is bigger than the Royal family”
Once upon a time, a young lady called Desirée worked for successful company. After spending months organising an event that allowed the company to entertain old and new clients, that opened doors of opportunities and sustained current ones, the young lady was pleased with her efforts. Her skills were finally appreciated. On that night, DesiréeContinue reading “No more putting YOU before ME”
Where are the UK’s Harris and Obama? And do we actually need one?
When I was a little girl, I would spend several hours writing stories and creating characters inspired by the books I read.
Let me tell you a story about two families. For ease, we’ll call them Family A and Family B. Family A, a mother with two daughters, lives in Ohio, USA. Living in a poor neighbourhood, the mother was keen for her children to attend better schools. To do so, she used her father’s address asContinue reading “Forgiveness is key, but bwooooooy it ain’t easy”
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”