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?”
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Self Care Survival
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”
The one and the many
Antiracism is my passion. Getting more people talking about race is my mission. (Along with reading books and drinking tea.) But it’s impossible to work towards racial justice without also striving for equality for all people. The Equality Act of 2010 makes it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on these nine protected characteristics.
Wow! I haven’t wrottien since 26th August. That’s the longest I’ve gone without talking to you guys since I started Oo! That’s A Bit Racey! just over a year ago. Covid hit me quite hard at the start of September. While I was lucky, I didn’t have horendous symptoms, it did knock me for six,Continue reading “Covid Questions”
Are more people doing it?
Are they? You know? Doing the thing? The thing I’ve been trying to encourage? Talk about race? I realise now that when I set out on this blog of mine, I set an objective that I couldn’t measure. Rookie error! I know I’ve talked a lot. And I’ve talked with lots of people too. I’veContinue reading “Are more people doing it?”
One year on
Who doesn’t get nostalgic on a birthday? One year on from publishing Oo! That’s A Bit Racey! I indulged in half an hour of nostalgia. I looked back through all of my posts, and thought about what I’ve learnt personally, what others have helped me understand, and what I’ve put out there into my circleContinue reading “One year on”
The Big Five (life skills to make a difference)
Oo! That’s A Bit Racey! is an anti-racist blog. It’s designed to open up conversations about race and racism. But it’s impossible to focus solely on race, because every one of us is human, so each of us has layer upon layer of defining characteristics. So today’s blog is about how all of us canContinue reading “The Big Five (life skills to make a difference)”
The I and the System
It’s been a big week (again) in the world of anti-racism here in the UK. After the England male football team’s last minute defeat in the Euro final, three Black players received a torrent of racist abuse. In actual fact, these players receive racist abuse every day, but this week it’s been particularly high profile.Continue reading “The I and the System”
Four (dangerous) reasons
It’s coming up to Oo! That’s A Bit Racey!‘s first birthday. Happy birthday to my treasured project and beloved pastime. I’m a sucker for getting reflective on a birthday, so I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learnt in the last year of my musings and scribbles.
Bloom, Flow, Celebrate
Have you ever followed an Instagram account, because you love the vibe, the aesthetic and the messaging, and then you meet the person behind it and find yourself loving it even more? Well that happened to me when I met Deshaun from Bloom & Flow.