Valentine’s Day: A thing of the past?

Valentine’s Day: A thing of the past?

Hey guys! What’s new? How has your week been?

So I wanted to talk about one of the most infamous days of the year. Valentine’s Day, an occasion to show love to our significant others. But I wonder, if this day has lost it’s true meaning and has any place in present society…. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day: A thing of the past?”

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#LoveInTheCity – Why are there so many single people?

#LoveInTheCity – Why are there so many single people?

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So, I recently went to an event put on by the amazing Imani, in an attempt to help young people find love. But it made me think about why the number of single people in the world continues to rise and whether the desire to be in long-term committed relationship is still alive and kicking…

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Why we need to protect spaces for young black brits at all costs

Why we need to protect spaces for young black brits at all costs

It’s nearing the end of the year and looking back it seems that we young black brits have finally paved a way for to us showcase our talent, success and most importantly a space to truly be ourselves.

Away from the oppression and micro-aggressions that follows us daily, into a place to reconnect with each other and be authentic.

Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 17.42.45Especially, important spaces like the UK’s first ever Black Girl Festival created by two friends and Londoners, Paula Akpan and Nicole Krystal. It was launched this year to celebrate black British women past, present & future with arts, workshops, panels, a marketplace for all ages. The festival was a huge hit and completely sold out, showing the high demand for black brits to come together as a community and support each other in new un-charted waters.

Or how about Black in The Day, a submission based archive, launched in 2016…

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Review: Homegoing – By Yaa Gyasi

Review: Homegoing – By Yaa Gyasi

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Homegoing, Homegoing, Homegoing – where do I start with this beautiful book? Again, another recommendation by Afreada, so I knew it would be a great read.

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Review: Stay With Me – By Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀

Review: Stay With Me – By Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀

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Welcome to my first book review!

If anyone knows me, they know that I love to read books. So when I was recommended ‘Stay With Me’ by Afreada (an online literary magazine, featuring original short stories by emerging writers from Africa), I knew it was going to be a good one. (*spoiler alert)

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