The Winter holidays have been a perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, and with great friends come great chats. Conversations always inspire me, and when I was nattering with someone about some training they’d received on the subject of privilege, it made me want to tap out some thoughts on it. What is it?Continue reading “The power of privilege”
Well it’s been a whirlwind few weeks in the world of conversations about race hasn’t it? Meghan and Harry’s Netflix docuseries has sparked many a water-cooler chat. You all know my thoughts on Meghan, someone I admire for refusing to be bullied into silence. I chatted to BBC Radio Nottingham’s Sarah Julian on her breakfastContinue reading “Sticks and Stones”
Reflections on the Twitter-sphere’s reaction to Meghan’s podcast and Maya Angelou’s Poem – And Still I Rise
My top tips for using social media to be actively anti-racist.
Meghan Markle stepped foot back on British soil last month. Here are my thoughts on the media mania that follows her wherever she goes.
I’ve been building up to this post for a while. The Child Q case was one of those instances that really shook me. Anti-racist work is hard. There are particular instances that knock you for six. And this was one of those times. But, this work is bigger than me. And this case has openedContinue reading “Adultification – More than a Child can Handle”
Take a few moments to imagine…. You’re at home. In the neighbourhood you’ve lived in your whole life. Your Mum lives around the corner. Your old school friends are all within walking distance. The shopkeeper knows your name….. A new family moves in next door to you. They’re thrilled to have bought a big houseContinue reading “Gentrifi-take-tion”
A reflection on what I want out of 2022. If I had to psum it up in one word, it would be “growth”.
Hi everyone. Happy New Year and welcome to 2022. Blimey, 2021 was another toughie wasn’t it?! How did everyone get on over the festive period? I hope you’re feeling well and ready for this coming year. Whatever your goals I hope you reach them. In my last post, Self Care Survival, I shared some ofContinue reading “Strong Enough?”
This time of year often gets busy. It can get tricky too – emotions surface about the last year, overwhelm about to do lists and social events rears its ugly head, there might be disappointment about the things you thought you’d accomplish but didn’t…the list goes on. It’s no wonder there are a lot ofContinue reading “Self Care Survival”