Motherhood: Letting Go

They don’t tell you that all in all, motherhood a series of letting gos. You carry another human being within you, do everything within your power to keep them inside, warm, safe and impenetrable. Little do you know that it is all out of your hands. Soon enough you’re being told they are to be…

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Navigating My Triggers

I am a runner. Nope, not the running shoes, heavy breathing and sweaty running runner. The I-no-longer-feel-happy-safe-settled-or-off running from relationships like a track and field athlete. Being home quarantined allows you time to do a lot of thinking. Some of that thinking may not be so good, but ultimately it allows you to take stock…

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Teenage Love

It’s hard to take a step back, when you’re seeing yourself through everyone’s eyes. The everlasting couple, never separating one without the other, The odd standard of longevity when in fact things weren’t what they seemed, They ooh and ahh over your love story, yet you can’t quite seem to understand what the rom com…

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Why Journaling Should Be Part Of Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care, a word that is trending and bouncing off of every lifestyle blogger blowing up Instagram, but other than taking bubble baths, using masks, reading and the like, what are some of the more IMPORTANT things we need to implement more regularly into our lives once the trend disappears? To us, journaling and writing down…

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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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RnR Interview: Rachel Pellat

Effervescent, full of life, honest and straightforward, this beautiful spirit is beyond magic! Always sharing topics and posts about subjects close to her heart, mixed with humour and wit. I first met this Comiccon geek in high school 🏫 as her bestie is one of my oldest friends and we have continued to keep in…

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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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The Importance of Black History Month, From My 6 Year Old

February. The shortest month of the year and yet within the Black community, such a pivotal month; celebrating, embracing and raising awareness of people who made/make an impact on our history. I think we can all accept the importance of Black History Month and Black history in general, but how do we broach the subject…

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Tribe

It’s in the moments of sadness and despair,You reach out and see who is there.When you’re feeling down and out and don’t trust your own strength,This is when the power of friendship is the pull and support system you need.The people who are your day ones,They lift you up, but also call you out on…

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Why I Am No Longer Scared Of Starting Over

Change, they say is inevitable. People change, the seasons change, time is always changing…but why is it so hard to take the leap and make a massive change in our lives? We’re unhappy about things, but we’d much rather complain, but do nothing about it. Then there’s the debilitating fear of the unknown, of having…

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