I AM SICK OF DEBATING MY EXISTENCE

Times like this I'm truly happy to have friends who understand the impact of racism and are able to grasp that different intersections have different experience. My heart is warm seeing my South Asian friends promote Black Lives Matter and beging dialogue within their communitiies about why it is so important, however there is a … Continue reading I AM SICK OF DEBATING MY EXISTENCE

Sometimes We Need Take A Break From Keeping Up With Politics (363/365)

As much as I'd love to be informed about domestic and world politics every single day, sometimes I need to take a break. The break is to sort of decompress from all of the horrific news and honestly it's also to keep my mental health in check because so many horrible things are happening every … Continue reading Sometimes We Need Take A Break From Keeping Up With Politics (363/365)

How We Police Our Culture And We Need To Stop This Shit (361/365)

If I had a pound for every time my Black or Somali card got revoked I would be a multi-millionnaire.. ok maybe that's an overreaction but it gets revoked on the daily. I gave up trying to practice my personality in a way that was complicit with the Black and Somali people around me years … Continue reading How We Police Our Culture And We Need To Stop This Shit (361/365)

Bandwagon Diversity Isn’t Real Diversity (360/365)

If a brand or a celebrity has suddenly decided to give a shit about minority rights in a way that is unnatural, then unfortunately they're jumping on acceptance of everyone as if it's a fad. For the past few years issues like racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia have been called out openly by enough people … Continue reading Bandwagon Diversity Isn’t Real Diversity (360/365)

20 Things We’re Not Bringing Into 2020 (356/365)

We're keeping up the generic new years resolution theme to end this year of daily blogging because honestly I want to write about it, and it's a lot easier than accessing my brain and trying to bring out the smarter side of it. It has switched off for the year and I'm not sure how … Continue reading 20 Things We’re Not Bringing Into 2020 (356/365)

Apathy About Politics Is A Privilege Many Of Us Don’t Have (354/365)

So, this is the post about everyone who says they don't pay attention to politics because they can't be bothered, or that it doesn't effect them - not only are these statements seeping in pure privilege but they're also infuriating. To ignore politics because of these reasons means you honestly don't care about other people, … Continue reading Apathy About Politics Is A Privilege Many Of Us Don’t Have (354/365)

Sometimes You Have To Accept You’re Surrounded By Racists #GeneralElection (347/365)

Like many I woke up today gutted with the news that not only did the Conservatives win, but they won by a landslide. Many areas like Wales, Stoke and up North switched to voting Tory and not only was it shocking but it forced a lot of us to accept that the silent majority hold … Continue reading Sometimes You Have To Accept You’re Surrounded By Racists #GeneralElection (347/365)

Dear White People, We Don’t Just Call Anyone A Racist (329/365)

Dear white people, Here we go again, I'm jumping on this letter format yet again because the 'race' series I started will never truly end, not until racism stops being a thing and that isn't happening in this century. Today we're going to unpack something.... something that sadly many white people believe and a lot … Continue reading Dear White People, We Don’t Just Call Anyone A Racist (329/365)

Reflecting On My Petty Week (328/365)

So this week I wrote a series of posts as a petty reaction to people's response to racism - yes the posts were a reaction to a reaction, it was like some bastardised version of inception but through sheer pettiness and honestly I'm not even mad about it. I should probably feel a little shame … Continue reading Reflecting On My Petty Week (328/365)

What It’s Like To Be Labelled As An Angry Black Girl (325/365)

Spoiler alert = it's not fun. So, let's talk about a tale, a tale of being labelled as an angry black girl, which is basically my whole life. I think it doesn't help that I'm a naturally confrontation person who is willing to stand their ground, alongside being blunt - but these personality traits were … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be Labelled As An Angry Black Girl (325/365)