Plants are girls’ new essential best friend

Growing up, I’ve always been interested in plants and nature; in fact, I got my first plant when I was seven years old and nurtured it until I left secondary school. Sadly, that plant did not survive, but I’d seen its journey from a tiny little plant to a massive tree, to then witness theContinue reading “Plants are girls’ new essential best friend”

Creativity is not just a job

As an adult there are activities that I do not partake in whereas when I was a child I would, getting creative is one of them. I often feel like I do not have the time or the energy to bother however recently I have been going through what I would describe as an awakeningContinue reading “Creativity is not just a job”

In Cold Blood

This article is dedicated to Dea-John Reid, aged 14. On 31 May 2021, Dea-John Reid died, not in an incomprehensible act of nature but a brutal act of racism and aggression. Fanatically murdered, dying from a stab wound to his chest, where he lived in Kingstanding, Birmingham. In a crime that is hauntingly tantamount toContinue reading “In Cold Blood”

Do black people need sun screen?

As a black woman, I’ve always thought there is no valid reason to use/wear sunscreen. For one, Black don’t crack, and our skin absorbs the sun. Secondly, my family back home in Jamaica, has never worn sunscreen, so why should I and lastly, we have strong, vibrant melanin, so we don’t need it. Period!  GrowingContinue reading “Do black people need sun screen?”

Dealing with tantrums

Toddlers and preschoolers are in a league of their own! I mean these little beings who are just about putting sentences together, can’t wipe their own backsides, nor feed or fully dress themselves can bring a grown person to their knees. If you have ever encountered a toddler or preschooler meltdown then you know whatContinue reading “Dealing with tantrums”

Luxury Picnics for the Summer Time

Picnics are a great way to spend time with family and friends, I mean who doesn’t bond over good quality food, beverages and quality time whilst in the park, beach or garden especially as summer time is fast approaching. Being organised with your picnic can make the day more pleasurable therefore I have sourced some which will definitely wow the crowd. Fortnum and Mason TheContinue reading “Luxury Picnics for the Summer Time”

Top Five shows/series to watch this month

The Upshaws Synopsis: A working class Black family in Indiana strive for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles. This comedy is starring the legendary Kim fields as Regina Upshaw, Wanda Sykes as Lucretia, Gabrielle Dennis as Tasha Lewis and many more inspiring actors/actresses. This comedy can be found on Netflix.Continue reading “Top Five shows/series to watch this month”

Black women and a noise we don’t want to quiet

Its 2021 and it feels a new dawn in so many ways, life has been reset during the pandemic for almost all of us, and amid all the change, I’m hearing a unique noise which is amplifying every single minute. And unlike most noise, it’s a sound that I don’t want to quiet. I’ve neverContinue reading “Black women and a noise we don’t want to quiet”

My relationships with UTI

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my share of UTIs, and girl, did they cause me pain. From extreme discomfort during and after urination to feeling drained and exhausted most hours of the days. To me, UTIs are the most annoying condition, because it sneaks up on you, never giving you a noticeContinue reading “My relationships with UTI”

Mental Health Self-Care

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and the theme this year was Nature and connecting with nature to improve your mental health. Our mental health includes our emotional psychological and social well-being. I feel as though when I was at school the importance of mental health and maintaining good mental healthContinue reading “Mental Health Self-Care”