Can you see the wood for them? The lovely Notts TV Book Club invited me to read The Trees by Percival Everett. All I knew about this book before I opened it, was that it was connected to racist lynching in Mississippi in the “The Trees” in the 50s. With such an evocative title, andContinue reading “The Trees by Percival Everett”
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My top tips for using social media to be actively anti-racist.
Meghan, the Media and the Mania
Meghan Markle stepped foot back on British soil last month. Here are my thoughts on the media mania that follows her wherever she goes.
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”
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”
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.