How R2 Will Live 2019 With Intention

Oh my! Who knew that it would be so difficult for a person to talk about themselves…let alone come up with a plan for their year. Oh wait! That’s life. I wish that I could tell you that I had a laid out plan of my intentions for the year. My goals, my reality and…

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Black Is A Colour, Not A Personality Trait

I’ve got a massive frustration about what it’s like to walk through this world with a darker complexion. Don’t give me the “I don’t see colour” schpeal, because the truth of the matter is that we all in some way make assumptions about groups of people. I recognise that sometimes when someone asks a question,…

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Air

Air,Sharp, cold and expansive,Hitting my lungs, Air,So vital and yet so reactiveWhen sucked out of my body, Air,as it constricts and aches my ribs Air,When it pangs so sharply from the words of betrayal Air,Cold and unforgiving Air, the breath of life October 2018- R1

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RnR Interview: Dani Authentic

Uplifting, honest, effervescent and relatable; when I came across Dani’s blog Dani Authentic, I knew I had stumbled across a gem. I instantly felt like I knew her and also loved her beautiful smile, she is like me, born in the West Indies and moved to North American as a child, she is an advocate…

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Unanchored

Restless and floating,A square piece in a round hole.So many circling thoughts,With the crushing realization of no one to moor me,There are parts of me in so many places,I don’t know what I have left for myself,Who am I, except neither here nor there?In the middle,Dancing between what I want and what others want,Following the…

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Book Review: Americanah

Funny, fresh and witty. A handful of pages through and I was chuckling at the dialogue. I’m fully aware that I’m very much behind on the train regarding this author and especially this book, as it was published in 2013 and though I’d thought about reading it, somehow I never got around to it. Until…

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Thinking of You

I spend so much time with you on my mind, Tossing, turning Deciding whether to reach out, I spend so much time with you on my mind Contemplating whether thinking of you is a good thing, Debating and then changing my mind, I spend so much time with you on my mind, Trying to figure…

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March 2019 Roundup

March. Urgh, let me tell you how unthrilled or uncreative (is that a word?) I’ve felt this month, and to be fair it didn’t really make sense because for all intents and purposed the weather wasn’t all that bad. I’ve just been in a massive creative rut and fully hoping the new April spring feeling…

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Why Representation Matters

Books, toys, colouring books, clothes-sometimes it’s not the things we pay attention to, it’s the subtle things- but it wasn’t until I had my daughter that I began to notice just how little diversity existed in the industry for children. Raising a mixed race child, it became very important to me that the toys, books…

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