Imprints

Imprints on our skin, fresh in our blood:   Straighten your hair, they slurred, as they staggered past. Straighten for you means whiten, Europeanise. Force my tight, nappy curls between the hot iron clasps of your European beauty standards; making myself acceptable for your viewing.   Her hair’s grey but she’s black, they laughed. Your white privilege reaches beyond the scope of... Continue Reading →

Suicide and self-harm are not trends

Creating my own blog has allowed me to interact with the vast online writing community but has also exposed me to the harsh and dark side of social media. What struck and really upset me, is the large number of teenagers who had made social media accounts to promote suicide and self-harm. Just the other... Continue Reading →

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