Gentrifi-take-tion

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”

Strong Enough?

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?”

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 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”

Two ears. One mouth.

It’s a quick post from me this evening! As most of you know, I started Oo! That’s A Bit Racey! for a number of reasons; to share my personal journey towards antiracism, to document the many things I’m learning, to help distill my thoughts and, most importantly to encourage people to talk about race, ethnicityContinue reading “Two ears. One mouth.”