My Life

Daily life. Insight into the my personal opinion on current events as well as information about my days out… Welcome to my world!

ACLT Donor Drive – Capital Xtra, Saturday 14th March

  Tomorrow, on Saturday 14th March, please join me at the ACLT Donor Drive at Capital Xtra (Global Radio, 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA). 

Why Get Involved?

Less than 1% of the 800,000 donors on the UK registry are Caribbean, African or mixed race. Furthermore, there are no bone marrow registries in the Caribbean. UK donors are the key.

Our First Motions Brand Ambassador Meeting

News just in! I am now officially a Brand Ambassador for Motions! Find out what happened at our first meeting and what amazing things we have in store below! On Tuesday 3rd March, I met with these lovely ladies in Busaba, Shepherds Bush, for our first ever Motions Brand Ambassador meeting. As opinionated women with a passion for haircare, fashion and beauty, we had each been contacted weeks ago about this fantastic opportunity, and even though we were following each other on social media, it was nice to finally meet these beauties in person!

ThandieKay.com feature: My Thoughts on the Zendaya Locs Controversy

Recently, I had the opportunity to write for the amazing www.ThandieKay.com, sharing my thoughts on the criticism Zendaya Coleman received for her locs at the Oscars. I was honoured, as this website - created by make up artist Kay Montano and actress Thandie Newton - inspired me to start my own blog!
      Please be sure to head over to their page to read my own - and other women's - opinion on the issue in their latest article 'The Salon of (Hair) Acceptance.' Until then, check out my thoughts on the controversy below!
      When I first heard the remarks of Giuliana Rancic, I was unsure of how to feel. On the one hand I am aware of the toxic bitchiness that 'Fashion Police' spews after every award show, and felt it was almost expected that women -regardless of ethnicity, shape or size - would fall victim to Joan Rivers-esque verbal abuse from the self-righteous women on the panel.

Selma: Film Review

For months, I have waited for the release of Selma – a film documenting an intense three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent, racist opposition in Alabama. There has been much controversy recently as it was not nominated for an Oscar in the 2015 Academy awards, set to take place this Sunday. I finally got the chance to watch the film a few weeks ago and, as always, here is my honest review of one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year.

American Black History Month

Happy Black History Month to my American Brothers and Sisters!  Now I have - and always will be - of the strong belief that black history month should be celebrated and taught throughout the year. To assign only one month a year to a race…

Light Girls – My Honest Review

So much promise, yet so many BLATANT pitfalls... here is my honest review on the much anticipated Light Girls documentary. Now if you have been a follower of my blog, my Instagram... or any other form of social media, you will know that I have been dying to watch the Light Girls documentary. The documentary promised to give a light skinned perspective on shadeism after the Dark Girls documentary shared a dark skinned view. I welcomed this prospect with open arms as I felt - and still feel - that the issue of colorism from both perspectives is such a key topic that needs to be discussed in order for us to move forward together; so much so in fact, that I began a project that invited people of all shades to share their experiences of colorism and shadeism in the run up to the documentary's release on the 19th. I eagerly waited for the documentary to finally become available in the UK, cancelled all my plans, sat down to watch it only to feel... let down. Let me explain...
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