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So I found it pretty difficult putting my thoughts on this into words. Lately, it’s been really tense all over the world, from the looming recession and pandemic to the protests part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. A lot of my daily conversations have been about this.
And it made me realise how much I ‘dull down’ my language around race. I tended to use terms that lump people of colour together when actually I’m only talking about Black people. But I know how harmful this is to Black issues and does little to bring attention to them.
So I’ve had a deep rethink around my language on race and here’s why you should too…
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Hey Guys, how you doing? How are you holding up?
So there’s a lot going on right now and it’s pretty scary. It’s also like nothing we’ve ever seen before, at least in our lifetime. Normally in times of trouble, I’d turn to writing or expressing myself in some creative way. But I’ve struggled with this so much. I’m finding it hard to create and it’s freaking me out!
But I’m not alone, so many of us are finding the pressure to create with all this ‘spare’ time, crippling. Others are flourishing and putting out the most amazing content I’ve ever seen.
So how do you overcome or rather, make peace with not being able to create? Here’s how I’m figuring it out…
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Hey guys! How’s lockdown treating you? How are you feeling?
I promised you all and myself that I would continue this series, despite now being on lockdown and suffering from a lack of inspiration!
But I had this idea while in a hotel room during a work trip and started writing it then. I got a bit derailed with everything going on, but still it qualifies to be part of these bunch of blog posts, don’t you think?
Continue reading “Hotel Series #Chapter 2 – Trust & Honour”
Hey everyone. I’ve been MIA. I know it’s terrible, but I’m back and talking about boundaries…
If I’m honest with you all, I’ve just not had the urge to write. My thoughts have been too garbled to be useful to anyone. I’ve been busy and tired, with a back page full of incomplete posts.
Today is different. Today, I sit in a hotel room not far from home finally ready to write. It’s approximately 5pm, the sky is murky but beautiful. I’ve come to talk to my fellow bloggers, and muse over life with my readers. It’s a fresh chapter to what I hope will continue in 2020. Chronicling my life in a bunch of random hotel rooms – an escape from the hustle and bustle. A place, totally detached from what I know…
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Yes, I know I’ve been MIA – let’s just skim over that and get right into it.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly an ‘L’ is. For those of you not down with the lingo, an ‘L’ stands for a loss. And as young people the losses we experience as we ‘adult’ tends to take a bigger toll on us and perhaps longer to recover from. So, I wanted to talk about the various lessons I learnt from my losses and how you can too…
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Hi Guys! What’s new? Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it’s the new year already. 2018 has literally flown by! Last year was a very interesting journey for me, so many highs than lows. Not because life became any easier, but simply because I chose to see it differently.
But onto the good stuff. Now, being the faithful person I am, I wrote this post before I reached 10,000 views, with the simple hope to achieve it. Power of positive thinking and all that! But what’s next for sosasharon.com after achieving this milestone…
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So this topic has only recently become relevant to me as I’ve been experiencing it a lot myself these past few months. And that’s absolute burnout.
The tiredness that comes with having had thrown yourself into everything and feeling so finished at the end. And so many of us go through this without knowing how to deal with it, especially as young adults.
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Hi Guys! How are you doing? What’s new?
I guess the most obvious thing from me is that my hiatus is over!
I’m back from taking a break from writing and ready to pick up where I left off. I’ve got a few life lessons to share with y’all and it’s been really interesting to say the least. Continue reading “Dealing with your FOMO (the fear of missing out)”
*this first appeared on Brits & Pieces
It’s no secret that being black in this world is probably one of the hardest things to be. And being a black woman is even harder…
Continue reading “The Struggle: Reclaiming the Black Aesthetic”
Hey Guys! What’s new? How’s your week been?
So, you guys already know I love interviewing people. I mean what’s more inspiring than hearing what my fellow peers are up to? And Salma Ibrahim is no exception. I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with her and learn about her brainchild, Literary Natives.
Continue reading “Writing In Colour: Meeting The Mind Behind Literary Natives”