Book Review: Red At The Bone

Part of my 2020 goal is to continue reading books from authors of colour and also dip into older books from authors I should have in my reading repertoire. Jacqueline Woodson falls into the on trend authors of colour I probably should have known about already, but that’s ok, no time like the present, right?…

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The 5 Lessons Our Mom Has Taught Us

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. If there is one thing that has been instilled and lightly beaten into us growing up in an immigrant family is the hustle and the fact that you may have to work harder to earn the respect due, but it most definitely will be worth it in the long run. While some rhetoric has…

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Strangers

Living, breathing, Moving in the same circles, but barely interacting, Just floating and passing each other as if our lives aren’t connected, Walking, passing and not connecting, The void getting bigger and wider and overwhelming, Feelings of loneliness and anger wash over like a wave, Changes, shifting, no longer scary. Feeling stronger on my own,…

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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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I Wonder…

I wonder if you realise the pain you cause me, When you brush me aside so callously, Every time I take the time to tell you something, And you barely pay attention, I wonder if you realise the pang it shoots through me, When I offer myself, And you barely notice or even still- shoot…

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Why I Am No Longer Ashamed of Being A Divorcee

I realise upon writing this blog post, that the title might come as a shock to some of my close friends and some family members- that’s mainly because it’s been one of the biggest secrets I have held on to in my life. I wish I could say it wasn’t a highly kept secret or…

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Life, Wide Shut

Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What do you see?What thoughts are running through your head?Did you send that email?Did you hang the washing? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What have you lost?What have you cut off?What paths that you chose brought you here?What paths were chosen for you? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.Is this…

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How Do We Remain Connected in a Long term Relationship?

Real talk, is your current relationship the way it was when you first met? How many of you had to think about that answer? I’m not talking the way they’ve or you’ve changed physically, I mean the way you treat and are with each other. What makes it change and what do we need to…

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5 Beauty Products We Can’t Live Without

We are no beauty bloggers and will not be taking up space in that domain, but! We do like to take care of ourselves and faces every once in a while…R1 for one will NEVER say no to buying makeup she just cannot be bothered to wake up and slap it on in the am…

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Why We Need To Watch Our Language

Words. Words. Words. They can be funny, inspirational and life-changing, but they can also be negative, harmful and judgy. I think most of us can recall a moment or two when someone has said something that has stuck to us to this day. We hear it all the time the impact language can have and…

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