Our Blogging Goals: 2019 in Review

So it’s that time of the year, where we are all looking back and making changes/assessments for the New Year and hopefully not regretting too much of the past year. So, as a light-hearted post and also because we’re all busy with the holiday season. Earlier this year, we posted some of our goals for…

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Self-Conscious

She is so self-conscious, She doesn’t realize everyone is falling for her smile Most of her time is spent in the mirror Taking note of everything that isn’t “perfect” In her mind, she’s obsolete, someone easily forgotten She blinks and her world disappears To one where she’s completely happy with herself She never becomes intimate…

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Mental Health vs General Health

You stub your toe, you cut your finger or you have a headache, all things we get from time to time, all things we aren’t ashamed to mention to others and all things we seek treatment for- whether over the counter or otherwise. So why is it that when the injury is to our minds,…

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Queen Street Mill

The North West of England is famous for its witches and its textiles, this year the British Textile Biennial put on numerous displays and thought provoking exhibits in regards to the textile industry and modern life. We went to visit the exhibit at the newly reopened Queen Street Mill, to have a nosy but to…

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Wistful

Rainy days make me wistful,Full of emotions and sadness,The people and moments I am missing out on, The every day touching bases,Wistful…Thinking about what they’re doing without me,Thinking about the memories I’m missing out on making with them,Experiencing serious FOMO,Missing the ability to simply show up for a visit and rest my feet,Having people to…

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RnR Interview: Rekeisha

It has been a full year of us featuring interviews with people in our lives, who we find inspiring and I guess it was bound and only fair to be R1’s turn, especially as it’s her birthday month! #Sagitarriusseason So, this week on the blog, it’s R1’s turn to be under the microscope and take…

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I Hate You

I hate you, For all the bullshit that you fed and I ate, Out of all the lines you dished out and I picked up I hate you, For all the times you’ve touched me in ways that made me melt, For knowing how to get me, I hate you, For being a coward and…

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Addressing The Angry Black Girl In Me

Outspoken. Yes. Passionate. Yes. Opinionated. 100%. Sensitive. That too. Negative? I’ve been called worse. Like most people, I’ll fully admit to being complicated and multifaceted. As much as I can be a social butterfly, I tend to keep new people at a distance and not let them know the true me- call it protectionism. I…

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This Is Me

Passionate and opinionated,Strong-willed and thorough,Hard-working but quick to anger,I am all these things and more,This is Me.I can be complex, I can say cruel thingsI can be emotional and distant,I am all these things and more,This is Me. I am drawn to pretty things, but I despise being put in a box,And I don’t like…

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Book Review: Queenie

This book had me. Triggered. It was a revelation, not only to myself, but to/about our community. It touches on so many issues and subjects within the Black community, it’s eye-opening, it’s frustrating and it’s necessary. I was initially drawn to the book, because of its title and the cover photo, but when reading what…

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