A is for Anti-Racism

This is my fabulous friend, Caroline. We’ve spent much of our twenty-odd year friendship jabbering away, swapping books and putting the world to rights, usually over a bottle of wine. She’s interesting and interested, so I was keen to bring her into the Oo! That’s a Bit Racey! conversation. Last week, Caroline kindly agreed toContinue reading “A is for Anti-Racism”

The More She Wins The More She Loses.

A review of Rachel Edwards’ second novel, “Lucky”. I really did feel lucky when I received a beautiful early edition of Rachel Edwards’ second novel to review. Rachel’s first novel, “Darling”, was one of the first books I read during my year of reading solely Black authors. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing her forContinue reading “The More She Wins The More She Loses.”

Jyoti Chadda – the power of words, self care and purpose

An interview with Jyoti Chadda, founder of My Wellness Company Jyoti and I met just a few weeks ago, at a panel discussion for young women. She runs her own business, My Wellness Company, and was kind enough to spend some time talking to me about her journey, personal experiences and views on antiracism.

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.”

2020-eeeeeh!

Happy New Year to everyone, and a huge thank you to everyone who’s read and supported That’s a Bit Racey this year. It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without a round-up post….so here are my personal reflections on 2020. It’s going to be tricky to do this without using cliches, but what a year!

A Focus on Optical Allyship

I saw a thought provoking Instagram post this week asking “what have you done since you posted your black square?” It was a powerful post, and one that halted my thumb from simply double tapping and scrolling past. What are we doing, and continuing to do, to support anti-racism? And more importantly, how real areContinue reading “A Focus on Optical Allyship”